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Poll: What is your preferred tool for creating invoices?
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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Don't despise me please... Mar 2, 2009

But my invoices were all "created" on plain old MS Word

(that was until I quit freelancing last September), so I chose "Other - NA".


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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
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Word, and only Word Mar 2, 2009

I believe everybody has at least one template in some kind of format, and in my case, it's Word. I just have to add or delete the necessary information on the template, and voila, the invoice is done.

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Otmar Lichtenwörther  Identity Verified
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You're not the only one :-) Mar 2, 2009

Nesrin wrote:

But my invoices were all "created" on plain old MS Word

(that was until I quit freelancing last September), so I chose "Other - NA".



Same here....good old Word ...then converted into .pdf


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Emmanuelle Hingant  Identity Verified
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Very simple Mar 2, 2009

I simply have a Excel template where I can fill in all the blanks according to the different jobs/clients. And then I create a PDF from that, so no one can modify it.

Em.


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Nicole Y. Adams, M.A.  Identity Verified
Australia
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Word Mar 2, 2009

Yep, Word for me as well

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Amal Al-Arfaj
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Word too Mar 2, 2009

Glad to know I'm not the only one.

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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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Word Mar 2, 2009

In Excel I bookkeep all earlier invoices, which I have stored in folders with the concerning year as name.
So, with CTR+F I look in my Excel sheet when I made the last invoice for the actual client, go to Word, open the last invoice, adapt
name
index number
date
amount
and make a PDF of it. Then I update the Excel bookkeeping file. Works fine.

[Bijgewerkt op 2009-03-02 11:57 GMT]


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Charlie Bavington  Identity Verified
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If a translator has to create a document... Mar 2, 2009

.... I wonder what his/her instinctive choice might be?

One of them there new-fangled word processng contraptions, I shouldn't wonder.

I, of course, create mine using vellum and a quill, hand delivered to clients by the nearest street urchin in exchange for a shiny penny.


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
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Indesign Mar 2, 2009

Why not?

Whenever I send them by snail mail, they are also printed on our special, light-green, textured paper with watermark and matching envelopes.


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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Word... Mar 2, 2009

The business is not that big to have some special business-management tool... I make invoices using Word and export them to PDF...

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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Word and pdf Mar 2, 2009

Easy and looks good. I hate those excel-files where all importanta information is in small print, like the bank account number...
Regards
Heinrich


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John Rawlins  Identity Verified
Spain
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Filemaker Mar 2, 2009

I've always used Filemaker - an easy-to-use database program popular with Apple users.

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Verba Magna
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Word! Mar 2, 2009

It's just plain old Word for me as well...works fine!

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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
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Me too, Nesrin Mar 2, 2009

Nesrin wrote:

But my invoices were all "created" on plain old MS Word


I find this method uncomplicated and perfectly fine. I used to work for one company that sent me an invoice template in Excel that I had to use. I loathe and despise Excel, so I'm glad I don't work for them any more!


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