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Invoice Total on First Page

Hello, Is there a way to add the invoice total to the first page? We added a box that says balance due, but the dollar amount is still only showing on the last page of the invoice. I know there is a way to show only on the last page, but  we want the balance due to show on the front page as well.


Please help! it looks funky to have the box hat says balance due, then no dollar amount.


Thanks in advance!

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Re: Invoice Total on First Page

Hi there, MellowElectric.


You can customize the form’s layout designer and placed the total field to your desired part in the invoice. Here’s how:

  1. Click Lists at the top and select Templates. 
  2. Double-click the invoice template you’re using. 
  3. Select the Layout Designer tab. 
  4. Drag the Total field to your desired position. 
  5. Click Ok twice. 

Drop some comments below if there’s something else that I can help you with. 

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Re: Invoice Total on First Page

i did this a while ago, problem is, if the invoice has more then 1 page, it will only show the total on the last page.


Re: Invoice Total on First Page

Glad to see you here in the Community, Safi88.

I'd be glad to help you go over to your invoice template and show the total on the first page.


You may want to make sure that the option to Only show Total on the last page is not selected. This way, the invoice total will show on the first page.


Here's how:


  1. On the invoice template screen, go to Print tab.
  2. Remove the check mark for Only show Total on the last page.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Hit OK again.



You can get more details in this article: Use and customize form templates.


For additional help, you can also reach out to our QuickBooks Desktop Support.


  1. Within your QuickBooks Desktop, click Help at the top menu bar.
  2. Click Contact us.
  3. To route you to the correct support expert, we need to know what type of question you have. Give a brief description of your issue and click Continue.
  4. We’ll provide you a few options. You choose which one is best for you.

Should you need more help in customizing your invoice template, please let me know. I'm here to help.

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Re: Invoice Total on First Page

@RoseMarjorieA I've stumbled across a similar problem, though the opposite of the original poster. I have a 2-page invoice that is showing the Total box on both pages, but only shows the dollar amount on the 2nd page (i.e. the Total box on the first page is empty). I'd like to get rid of the Total box on the first page, but my Additional Customization screen does not show the tick box for "Only show Total on the first page" like in your screenshot. I have QB 2019 and it seems to be up to date. Any idea why mine isn't showing that tick box? Thanks for any help.

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Re: Invoice Total on First Page

Thank you for joining the thread, @dwcaley.


I'd like to help provide additional details about the total box on your invoice.


If you're using QuickBooks Pro/Premier, the option for Only show Total on the last page is currently unavailable. By default, the total dollar amount will only show on the last page of your invoice (Total box on the rest of the pages will be empty).


The add on customization for showing total amounts on each page is only available if you're using the Enterprise edition. 


In case you need other articles that might help you in the future, feel free to visit our help site: Income and expenses for QuickBooks Desktop.


Let me know if you have other questions about the format of your invoice. I want to help however I can.

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Re: Invoice Total on First Page

ok, thanks @Anonymous . Having empty Total boxes on every page really doesn't look professional to me - how do I suggest to add that feature to future updates of QB Pro?


Re: Invoice Total on First Page

Hello there, dwcaley.


I'll personally share your feature request to our developers. That way, they'll analyze and may add this one to our future updates.


I'm always around if you have other questions about Invoice. Thank you and take care!

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