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Creative Invoice Sample

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Creative Invoice Sample (IMFE Edition)


Being imaginative is important to be creative. This free creative invoice template in Excel spreadsheet and PDF format adds a cartoon image of a thinking head (the creative man) as the background (i.e. watermark).

The template format is based on c2001 Sample Sales Invoice Template 2. It features logo image in the original design, but now we moved it to the bottom of the form. In this new (creative) layout, we kept the billing address and shipping address, but added underlines to all the fields in these two section. Invoice Manager for Excel hides gridlines and row/column headings when you exit design mode. The additional underlines, which are implemented by showing the bottom borders of cells, should make data entry easier.

We also removed the zebra-stripe from the detail section, but added underlines to all the fields. The purpose of this design is to make the watermark image of creative man visible. This watermark cartoon image is originally a PNG image. The opacity of the image was set to 10% using Adobe Photoshop.

Like the other watermark-enabled templates available here on, the watermark shows only printed invoices and PDF invoices. You can find more samples like this at designer invoice templates. While Microsoft Excel itself does not produce beautiful images and photos, by using the result of Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, it is possible to create eye-catching designs using Excel. On the other hand, with Excel you can easily do calculations using formulas, not to mention other powerful features offered by Invoice Manager for Excel, such as automatic invoice numbering.

This templates shows two taxes on the bottom of the sheet. The tax formulas are modified so that it does not take account of the "Taxable" properties of the invoiced items. For example, the first tax is calculated using a formula like this:

=ROUND(IF(oknTaxType=0,0, oknTax1Rate*(oknSubTotal+IF(oknTaxTotalIncludingShippingCost=0,0,oknShippingCost))),2)

In the default template shipped with Invoice Manager for Excel, the taxes are calculated from a special "oknLineTotalTaxable" cell. This creative bill sample simplify the tax calculation by assuming all items are taxable. This is not always true, depending on what your business is. So before you begin, you may need to research the IRS file for small business and self-employed at What is Taxable and Nontaxable Income, or on at Taxable Income and Non-taxable Income, or consult a local tax advisor near you. Invoice Manager for Excel is pretty flexible on taxing. See more samples at tax invoice templates.

Format and Specification

Template# c2039
Name Creative Invoice Sample
Category Sales Invoice Template
Release Date Thursday, January 11, 2018
Format (XLS or XLSX) .xlsx
Feature Gallery
Columns 2
Lines 12
Line Height (Points) 15.75
Print Area $H$3:$P$42
Papaer Size / Orientation Portrait
Default Margins (Points)
Left 36.00
Right 36.00
Top 72.00
Bottom 72.00
Price Free (0.00 USD)
System Windows 7 and later, and Excel 2007 and later.