QuickBooks has several “stamps” that it will put on an invoice, such as “Paid”. Sometimes, though, you would like to add your own stamp. The simplest way is to create a customized form template.
You will need to either create or find an appropriate image. You can find quite a number by searching in Google, the trick is to find something that is cheap (or free).
After you find (or create) the proper image, click on Lists then Templates to see a list of your templates. Select your starting template, then click the Templates button at the bottom of the page and select Duplicate.
Select the type of template you are creating.
A copy is added to your template list with the prefix Copy:
Click the Templates button again and select Edit Template.
Click the Manage Templates button and in the upper right you can change the name. Make it clear what this is.
Select the Layout Designer, click the Add button and then add an Image.
Select the image file that you want to use, then drag it to the appropriate place on your form. Keep in mind that if you are printing your invoices on a black and white printer, some color images don’t always stand out well. You can use a text block as well, but if you can find a nice “stamp” graphic, that would look better.
Now, if you reprint that invoice (or create another), use the “overdue” template.
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Charlie Russell is the founder of CCRSoftware. He’s been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70’s, focusing on inventory and accounting software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Look for Charlie’s articles in the Accountex Report blog, as well as his California Wildflower Hikes blog.