How to Print an invoice in SEVEN easy steps:

  • 3
  • Idea
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • (Edited)
How to Print an invoice in SEVEN easy steps, providing you want to print all invoices checked to be printed to your default printer using default settings (otherwise it's a little more involved):

( Hint, you have enough time to put the kettle on before Step 1 and brew a nice cuppa to help you relax by end of Step 7... sweet!!!!)

1) Press Print Invoices
2) This opens the select Invoices to Print dialogue? just hit OK
3)This opens the Print Invoices dialogue. just Hit Print
4) a green bar progresses while you are informed "Printing your Reports, Please Wait" which disappears without your input and then a nice Green Tick appears and you are advised "PDF Created". Just click View
5) Your PDF is opened in your default PDF viewer within your browser. Mine is adobe Reader and a reading untagged document dialogue appears. Just click cancel
6) Right click anywhere and select Print. Or just use CTRL+Print or your browsers Print button
7) This opens up the Print dialogue. Just hit Print
8) Yes, I lied. 8) Click the cross in the browser tab to close your PDF document, as your lovely piece of work gets recorded for posterity to paper... Huzzah, we are nearly there...
9) Yes I totally lied some more 9) You are back in your Hosted tab and can see the Print Invoices Confirmation dialogue. Just OK it for the final joyous time. Pull that tea bag out and get the milk ready for your well brewed cuppa... Ahhhhhhhhhh

this is pure Genius

I just have one little suggestion. The above system is super when you actually want to select specific invoices, change printers or change print settings. otherwise 99% of the time, you OBVIOUSLY need another button and all it does is Print all Invoices to the default printer with default settings, opening up the PDF as required and immediately closing it after printing and leaving you with the Print Invoices Confirmation dialogue. Please., Please, Please. It is Sooooooooo Simple and Soooooooo OBVIOUS.
Photo of Jeremy

Jeremy

  • 868 Points 500 badge 2x thumb

Posted 5 years ago

  • 3
Photo of Jeremy

Jeremy

  • 868 Points 500 badge 2x thumb
Re Step 5) I tried on my wife's laptop as she still has native Win8 PDF Reader and this dialogue doesn't appear, so the good news is for such a setup, you can get Printing and Invoice down to EIGHT easy steps. Had another really well brewed cuppa though :)

Something to do for the weekend: anyone with a different set up who can get it down to any less than that, please advise. maybe RECKON could offer a prize? Or maybe they can just spend their weekend designing my ONE STEP solution as described above?
(Edited)
Photo of Jeremy

Jeremy

  • 868 Points 500 badge 2x thumb
When will my 1 step printing solution be implemented? I'm not charging anything for this, it's just out of the goodness of my heart and sense of community spirit. (also it's not like you have to have any particular level of intelligence or even a modest quantum of understanding of practical business operation to design the screamingly obvious)
(Edited)
Photo of Jeremy

Jeremy

  • 868 Points 500 badge 2x thumb
Can anyone confirm whether RECKON have started work on my 1 step printing solution? I'm helping RECKON out for FREE here, what's not to like?
Photo of Steve

Steve

  • 914 Points 500 badge 2x thumb
2 Months ago we were told this was been looked into ?? surely the fix cannot be that hard especially when a member has already given a solution to at least look at .Come on guys this is just stupid and if you have a customer waiting for a copy we look very unprofessional please sort it for the New Year !! 2015 I mean not 2016!! 

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.