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How do I go about adding extra columns to a service invoice. Some of our invoices have over 30 separate items with two separate bits of information for each item. I have difficulty in keeping things aligned so want to have two columns in the text section and still use the tab button to move from one to the next
"Columns in sales invoice"
Thanks for the feeback. We don't currently have plans to add data columns onto invoices but there are some existing functions in the product that could assist you. One is to use the Jobs function as this provides a Job Number, Name and Description which can be added to printed invoices. The other possible option is to use Items, you could define your standard services as Items and each item has the ability to store extra custom fields which can be added onto printed forms. I hope this is helpful.
Unfortunately, this is not possible in MYOB, either in the current release or in previous releases.
Is it possible to add columns to an invoice in a different layout
I would have thought that an item invoice would be more suitable as you can have the item number in one column and the description in another.
Yes I have tried that but with limited success. The problem is that description of each individual job varies. An example could be
XXX - XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXX (ID name of job)
XXX - XXXXX (ID Name of Job)
XXX - XXXX, XXXXX (ID name of Job)
It is difficult when doing 30 or 40 per invoice to get them all lined up and if you don't, it just looks unprofessional. What I want are two descriptive columns, the first with the job number(s) and the second with the ID name of the Job. That way the starting point on each column is always fixed
If you are using MYOB jobs the columns for job number and description are available, otherwise you may be able to use a 3rd party add-on like Smart Reports to do this for you.
If you used a third party program you could get the item description split out into different columns if the item description followed a strict naming convention and there was a clear way that different pieces of informaiton were separated.
This could be done by something custom being written, the invoice layout could be copied and then the sales data read from MYOB and then printed.
Thanks Grahame / Clive
It is all getting a bit complicated. I just thought an extra column could have been added like excel or tables in MS word. Maybe MYOB will work on it although I would be much happier if they could just speed it up a bit.
Anyway thanks for the input
It has not been possible to add columns in the last 20 years and I have seen nothing to say that MYOB will add the ability to have user defined columns in the database.
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