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Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

 
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MorganB
Content Leader

Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

Hi there, christy1.

 

Thanks for reaching out here in the Community for support. I'd be glad to provide some info on line numbers in the purchase order form.

 

The line numbers can be found to the left of the product or service. If the numbers aren't appearing, I'd recommend clearing the cache in your internet browser. Sometimes the cache can become bogged down with older data, potentially causing viewing errors in QuickBooks Online. This article will walk you through this process, depending upon which browser you're using: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Getting-Started/How-do-I-clear-my-browser-cache-and-temporar....

 

Let me know how things look after giving this a try. I'll keep an eye out for your reply.

Chau
Level 2

Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

How do you make line time number appear in pdf?

 

This is the most fundamental entry and missing in estimate, PO, invoice forms.

 

Alessandra_B
QuickBooks Team

Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

Hello there, @Chau.

 

The option to add time line numbers on purchase orders and estimates are currently not available.

 

Let me help you add your time to invoices.

 

If you’re referring to billable hours as time, you can add them to your invoices. Let me show you how:

  1. Click on the Plus (+) icon, choose Invoices.
  2. Choose the customer name.
  3. On the right side of the invoice marked as Add to Invoice, click on Add from the Billable Hours box.
  4. Click on Save and Close.

Please let me know if you’re referring to something else or if you need help with anything else. I’ll be here to help you. 

Jeanbot
Level 1

Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

When quoting or invoicing we need to have line numbers added - especially with long quotes/estimates.  This is imperative when customers order different products on a long quote.  We sometimes have up to 100 line items on a quote.

 

It is very difficult to tie up what the customer has ordered vs what is on the quote without the line numbers.

 

 

saaaa
Level 1

Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

Yes, I believe it is an easy feature to add. When we print PO and invoice, we need line numbers to locate each item. I hope the QuickBooks team can add this feature to the platform ASAP. 

saaaa
Level 1

Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

Your team should add this feature ASAP. it's slowing us down when confirming POs and we can not refer the item number to our client when there is a problem during the conversation. 

FritzF
Moderator

Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

Greetings, @saaaa.

 

I appreciate you joining this conversation and for sharing this with us. Allow me to chime in and help make sure that this is taken care of for you.

 

I can see how having this option would be helpful for you and your business. While this feature is currently unavailable, I suggest sending feedback directly to our product developers. They're always looking for ideas to consider on how to improve QuickBooks Online (QBO).

 

Here's how to do it:

 

  1. In QBO, click the Gear icon at the top right, then Feedback.
  2. Enter your comments or product suggestions. Then select Next to submit feedback.

 

To learn more about managing purchase orders (PO) and invoices in QBO, check out these articles:

 

 

For tips and other resources, I recommend visiting our website for future reference: Self-help articles.

 

You can always post again or leave a comment in this thread if you have further questions with POs and invoices or anything else QuickBooks. I'll be here to help. Take care and have a good one.

Serenity Group
Level 1

Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

Hi, 

You could do what I just did. I customized the PO template and used the "Other" column and named it Item #. You could name it whatever you choose. Check off both Screen and Print. You will probably have to adjust the layout as it will add an additional column. I placed this "Other" column in the "1" position. Now when I enter a PO, I can place a line number before each entry. Hope that makes sense. I attached a screenshot. 

 

MarkTwin
Level 1

Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

I think you are using the desktop version... do you know how to do that in the online version?

MarkTwin
Level 1

Can I add line numbers to the purchase order form? Currently all lines run together like a long paragraph. Or is there a way to identify the new line/item?

Submitted feedback, and there is no response. This should be easy to implement... come on Intuit, let us customize the forms such as what line or column to print in PDF... make our life easier please! 

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