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Remove Invoice Grid (Table) Lines & Header In Layout Designer

I get its an accounting program and not a design program, but good lord the layout designer is from 1991!

How on Earth can I remove the grid lines in the layout designer for an invoice. I'm not talking about the snap-grid, I mean the table that displays each invoice line item. There doesn't seem to be any way to get rid of the border lines on the table.

Also - can I just remove the header row completely from the table? I tried deleting the text from the header columns and unchecking the "fill color"box, thinking that would do it, but nope, it just puts an empty grey box over it in print preview (but its correct in the layout designer).

Again, I get its not Photoshop, but serious, this is basic customization for my invoices.

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Best answer 12-10-2018

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Level 15

try menu file>printer set up select invoice, bottom left...

try

menu file>printer set up
select invoice, bottom left check mark to not print lines around fields

use print preview to see how it looks

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Level 15

try menu file>printer set up select invoice, bottom left...

try

menu file>printer set up
select invoice, bottom left check mark to not print lines around fields

use print preview to see how it looks

View solution in original post

Level 15

You can remove All of the lines, using Layout designer. L...

You can remove All of the lines, using Layout designer.

Look at the "Attorney's" and the "Fixed Fee" invoice templates, to see how much this can vary.

Take a look at my attachment, which is an Estimate Template from QB, but it looks like a Letter.

"I mean the table that displays each invoice line item. There doesn't seem to be any way to get rid of the border lines on the table."

Click in the area in question, then click on the Properties button. Here are fonts, borders, etc.

"Also - can I just remove the header row completely from the table? I tried deleting the text from the header columns and unchecking the "fill color"box, thinking that would do it, but nope, it just puts an empty grey box over it in print preview (but its correct in the layout designer)."

You can remove the Text (label) and the formatting, and squeeze the "reserved" space to 1/16" by using the smallest resolution Snap To grid, and customers won't know you didn't "start at the top of line 1."

You will still see the pale Gray in layout designer = the Field Borders, not Printing borders. That is for your reference, to avoid positioning overlapping stuff, or to allow you to position them overlapping, if that is what you want. Intuit has overlapping elements in the templates, already.

In my class, I show that we should look at what our customer will see. Is there a reason you want to Hide so much meaningful info from them? Did you know there are formats for printing on Preprinted forms? There also is a gallery available.

"Again, I get its not Photoshop, but serious, this is basic customization for my invoices."

You have so much control here, I don't understand the issue. You can even bring in Adobe Pro .des files.

Please see my attachment.


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