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ScubaPro
Level 3

How do I save print settings for printing invoices

Before I can print an invoice, I must first edit how it will look to print the information I want on the invoice. I don't want to have to do that every time I print. How can I save a default so that my invoices automatically print the information I want?

 

I have built a template but I cannot find how to make my template the default.

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Best answer July 21, 2021

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MariaSoledadG
QuickBooks Team

How do I save print settings for printing invoices

Let me guide you on how you can make a default invoice template in QuickBooks Desktop, ScubaPro.

 

The previous answer above was applicable only to QuickBooks Online (QBO) products. For QuickBooks Desktop, you can make a default template by selecting the desired template when creating an invoice. I've included a screenshot for your visual guide.

 

After you've selected one, this will automatically select the same template once you enter and print an invoice. Another way is to set some of your templates to inactive, and the new template will have to remain active. Here's how: 

 

  1. Go to the List menu, select Templates.
  2. Right-click the templates, with the exception of the new template, and then choose Make Template Inactive. This will remove from the active list of invoice templates. 

Once you've set a list of templates to inactive, only one template is currently active and is set as default. This will also automatically print the information of your invoice and you don't need to select once. You can also import o export form templates in QuickBooks. Read this article for more information: Use and customize form templates.

 

In addition, you might encounter some issues when using a customized template. For your reference, check this out on how to fix this: Fix common issues when you use and customize templates.

 

Let me know if you have other concerns about the invoice template. The Community is always here to assist you.

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katherinejoyceO
QuickBooks Team

How do I save print settings for printing invoices

Hello there, @ScubaPro

 

Thanks for asking us here in the Community. Glad to know you already have the saved invoice template. 

 

QuickBooks uses the first custom template you create as your default for sales forms. To set another custom template as the default, follow these steps below: 

 

  1. Go to the Settings menu. 
  2. Select Custom Form Styles.
  3. Find your template.
  4. Select the drop-down arrow in the Action column.
  5. Select Make default.

 

Here's an article that covers everything about managing your sales forms to make them more personalized: Customize invoices, estimates, and sales receipts in QuickBooks Online.

 

For future reference, read through this article to learn more about setting up and send progress invoices in QuickBooks Online. 

 

Let me know how it goes, and I'll get back to you if you have additional concerns. Take care!

 

ScubaPro
Level 3

How do I save print settings for printing invoices

The instructions seem simple enough, but I do not have a settings button on my screen anywhere I cannot find a settings options anywhere in the various menu items. I am using QB Pro 2021. 

MariaSoledadG
QuickBooks Team

How do I save print settings for printing invoices

Let me guide you on how you can make a default invoice template in QuickBooks Desktop, ScubaPro.

 

The previous answer above was applicable only to QuickBooks Online (QBO) products. For QuickBooks Desktop, you can make a default template by selecting the desired template when creating an invoice. I've included a screenshot for your visual guide.

 

After you've selected one, this will automatically select the same template once you enter and print an invoice. Another way is to set some of your templates to inactive, and the new template will have to remain active. Here's how: 

 

  1. Go to the List menu, select Templates.
  2. Right-click the templates, with the exception of the new template, and then choose Make Template Inactive. This will remove from the active list of invoice templates. 

Once you've set a list of templates to inactive, only one template is currently active and is set as default. This will also automatically print the information of your invoice and you don't need to select once. You can also import o export form templates in QuickBooks. Read this article for more information: Use and customize form templates.

 

In addition, you might encounter some issues when using a customized template. For your reference, check this out on how to fix this: Fix common issues when you use and customize templates.

 

Let me know if you have other concerns about the invoice template. The Community is always here to assist you.

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