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Issues with imported custom invoice template.

Asking again as I've had no response for this question that I posted three days ago, and I'm desperate - rethinking my decision to switch to QB....

I have spent quite some time now creating a nice/creative looking invoice template to use. In order to preserve fonts (as the ones we can use within QB are so restricted, and ugly - what's the point of being able to customise an invoice?) I have typed the headers in a design program and converted them to PNG files, with transparent backgrounds.

It all looks great in MS Word format, it uploads to QB no worries and all data is mapped correctly.

Two issues I'm having:
-when the invoices are exported, the images within (including my logo) are all blurry. I have spent so much time going back to the original image files to ensure they are formatted correctly, but the fault seems to be with the way QB exports this file. Is there a way around this? Or a way I can control the output?

-In the meantime I have gone back to my original method of generating invoices as today is the first of the month and I need to distribute them. I use MS Excel, which I then convert to PDF and email to my clients. However, all the custom invoices I generated a few days ago in QB are still sitting there (waiting for my image solution as I can't send them looking the way they do right now) - but the only way the system will recognise that they have been sent is if I actually send them. My point being - why can't I just manually tick a box within the system to say I have sent these invoices myself? I don't want to send the QB invoices as they look horrible. But it is now useful to be able to obviously generate all these things in QB for accounting purposes, even thought I really dislike the output so far. Therefore my solution would be to continue creating the invoices myself for now (via Excel methods) if only I could manually configure this part of my accounting in QB.   

Is there a workaround for all this?
Thanks

 

 

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Best answer 08-04-2017

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ProAdvisor

Re: Custom invoices

This's an ongoing issue with importing your own logo in form style template in QuickBooks. As already suggested, you will need to adjust logo size until it comes to your like or can accept.

 

Also, refer to this article: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1145368

 

This feature was introduced over two years since then they've done very little improvements that I can think of. This is also on the top list of feedback request on their website. Send them your feedback here:

http://feedback.qbo.intuit.com/forums/168199-quickbooks-online-feature-requests/suggestions/2980136-...

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ProAdvisor

Re: Custom invoices

No, there is no workaround which is probably why no one has answered.   For my customers, I have had to rework a new invoice.  I have had the same issue with blurry logos too.  Had to make them smaller to get them to look the right way.  I have tried to import a MS word doc and that did not work either.  Sorry, I wish I had a better solution for you.

ProAdvisor

Re: Custom invoices

This's an ongoing issue with importing your own logo in form style template in QuickBooks. As already suggested, you will need to adjust logo size until it comes to your like or can accept.

 

Also, refer to this article: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1145368

 

This feature was introduced over two years since then they've done very little improvements that I can think of. This is also on the top list of feedback request on their website. Send them your feedback here:

http://feedback.qbo.intuit.com/forums/168199-quickbooks-online-feature-requests/suggestions/2980136-...

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Re: Custom invoices

Hi Lynda, thanks so much for your reply.

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Re: Custom invoices

Thanks so much for your reply. I've had trouble even getting back to my original post, hence why I was forced to create a new profile (again) to reply. QB has about 24 hours left on my radar as so far I'm nothing but fed up by it. But I appreciate your advice and links, which I'll try to look at tonight. Thanks.

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Re: Custom invoices

I do a double data entry with a summary invoice in QBs for our own bookkeeping needs.  I can workaround with a print later, save to pdf -  something like that.  Then I send detailed invoices out of a a spreadsheet file which is easily formatted.   But my issue is needing to print multipage invoices without all the header and footer information printing on each page.

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Re: Custom invoices

@AC

As far as pics and printing, in order to print properly, the pic needs have a resolution of at least 300dpi (some use 150, but 300 is the standard).  Graphics programs may default to a lower dpi setting since lower looks good on a monitor.

 

Bring up your image in a graphics program and look at the image properties.

 

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