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On my invoices the columns used to print correctly. now the words "amount" and "activity" overfill the column How can I reset the columns? Why would they have changed?

Why is QB so expensive and so difficult to work with?  Why is limited customer support?  Why do I have to waste time troubleshooting printer issues?
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On my invoices the columns used to print correctly. now the words "amount" and "activity" overfill the column How can I reset the columns? Why would they have changed?

Thank you for taking the time to post in the Community and sharing your feedback, qb2.


It's my top priority to get you pointed in the right direction and get this invoice issue straightened out right away.


I have managed to replicate this on the Test Drive company and was able to print the invoice correctly. Based on the affected columns, it's possible that the print function modules are affected by outdated cache files, which can slow down and affect QuickBooks functionalities.


To resolve this, we could try printing your invoices using a private browser, here's how to open it:

  • Google Chrome: press Ctrl Shift N  
  • Mozilla Firefox: press Ctrl Shift P
  • Internet Explorer: press Ctrl Shift P
  • Safari: press Command Shift N

If it works, let's shift back to your regular browser (CTRL + N) and clear its cache. In case private browsing fails, let's try switching to a different browser. I thought you'd also benefit from these detailed guides on fixing printing issues based on your browser and operating system:

You may also check the dimensions of the invoice template and reset it to make sure no other columns would overfill. Here's how:

  1. Click the Gear icon.
  2. Select Custom Form Styles.
  3. Find the invoice template, then click the Edit hyperlink.
  4. Go to the Content tab.
  5. On the right side, click the middle section of the invoice preview.
  6. Select Edit Labels and Widths.
  7. Make the necessary adjustments, then hit Done.

We also offer a detailed guide on how to customize invoices that you may find helpful.


Your time is valuable to me, as well as minimizing the cost since both of these factors are crucial to the success of your business. Additionally, I want you to know that your voice matters and I'm going to submit feedback based on this interaction.


Feedback is sent to the Development Team for determining what we need to implement moving forward to provide you the best QuickBooks experience.


Please know that I'm always here to provide further assistance and answer any questions that you may have, I want to ensure your success. Thanks for coming to the Community and take care.

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