This chapter will give you examples of the various invoice types available to you, and even give you the basics of invoice modification.
The VFP Report Designer can be used to manually modify certain invoices from within MicroBiz. Some experience with the Report Designer may be necessary for this procedure.
It is recommended that you back up any invoice forms before AND after making any modifications. MicroBiz Technical Support does not support invoice modifications, and the only assistance available may be restoring the forms to their original state.
The invoice form files are found in your local files path (default is C:\BizWin) with the file extentions of .FRT and .FRX. Not all invoice forms are available for modification. Here is a table of invoice forms that you are able to modify:
Form LaserOne 30521
Form LaserOne 30511
40-col. w/o header
New 40-column with Signature & Barcoded Invoice#
MicroBiz Form 30511 (NEBS 12344)
Yet Another Standard Blank (Prettier!)
To begin modifying an invoice, open the Command Window from the Main Menu by choosing Management, Customize, Transaction Settings, Security, Command Window.
When using the Command Window, the first command to enter should be "CLOSE DATA ALL" (without quotes). To load the desired invoice, type "MODIFY REPORT FILENAME", where "FILENAME" is the file name of the invoice form desired.
From here, many things can be added, removed, rearranged, etc. This is an advanced FoxPro feature that should not be used by most end users, but is available to those with experience with such things. Again, MicroBiz Technical Support does not support invoice modification. Customizations can be arranged through our sales department at 800-937-2289.
There are two setup screens in MicroBiz where you can choose your invoice type.
- Hardware Settings –Management, Customize, Hardware Settings, Printers tab.
- This setup window allows you to configure your printers and select the invoice types (see Figure 15-3 below).
- Print Settings –Management, Customize, Print Settings, Invoice tab
- This setup window allows you to configure the majority of your invoice settings and, of course, select the main invoice type desired (see Figure 15-1 above).
To select an invoice type from Hardware Settings
To select an invoice type from Print Settings
- From the Main Menu, choose Management, Customize, Print Settings.
- Click on the Browse Invoice Type button in the upper-right.
- From the drop-down menu, select the desired invoice type, then click Save.
- You may be notified about potential printing issues with the selected invoice type. If so, click OK to continue.
- Click on the Save button at the bottom of the screen to finalize the configuration.
For more information on configuring these settings, see Chapter 3 - Customizing Your Software.
This section will give examples of each invoice type available in MicroBiz. The invoice size (80/40 column) is noted in parenthesis after the invoice name.
- Most invoice types will include a credit card signature line when a credit card transaction is processed using X-Charge integration.
- Some invoice selections are only available in certain modules. Each invoice contains brief notes on anything special you might need to know.
Invoice return feature
Some invoices will print with a barcode in the lower-left corner. This barcode can be scanned at the Work Screen to enter "Invoice Return" mode. This is a secure way of returning items, as the system will not allow you to return an item unless it is contained within the original invoice.
This feature can also be used by entering "IR" at the Work Screen (without quotes) and browsing to the invoice or entering the invoice number desired.
Pre-printed Invoice Forms
Some invoice types are designed for use with specific pre-printed forms. This is noted where applicable.
Forms can be purchased from:
- NEBS: (888) 823-6327voice #1 – Standard (80)
Invoice #1 – Standard (80)
- A recommended invoice type for standard retail businesses.
- This invoice type has the return barcode and is for use with an inkjet or laser printer.
Invoice #2 – Form LaserOne 30521 (80)
- This invoice type has a layout designed for use with a pre-printed form (LaserOne 30521) and includes the return barcode.
Figure 15-5 Invoice #3 – Form LaserOne 30511, NEBS 12344 (80)
- For use with the following forms: LaserOne 30551, NEBS 12344.
- This invoice type includes the return barcode.
Invoice #4 – RapidForms 26735 (80)
- For use with the following form: RapidForms 26735.
Invoice #5 – 40-column without header (40)
- A simple 40-column receipt.
Invoice #6 – New 40-column with Signature & Barcoded Invoice # (40)
- A recently updated 40-column receipt.
- This invoice type is for use with a graphics-capable printer and includes the return barcode.
Invoice #7 – RapidForms ZF3051, MicroBiz 46513 (80)
- For use with the following form: RapidForms ZF3051, MicroBiz 46513.
Invoice #8 – NEBS 9057, Rapid ZF2455V, MicroBiz 2455S (80)
- For use with the above-mentioned forms and a dot-matrix printer.
Invoice #9 – Standard 40-column (40)
- The standard receipt for retail businesses using smaller printers.
Invoice #10 – MicroBiz Form 30511, NEBS 12344 (80)
- This invoice type uses the above-mentioned forms.
Invoice #11 – NEBS 9040 (80)
- Uses the NEBS 9080 form for dot-matrix printers.
Invoice #12 – 40-column with Card Signature Portion (40)
- A basic 40-column invoice.
- The signature line will print when processing a credit card transaction with X-Charge (the same is true for most invoices).
Invoice #13 – NEBS 9059 (80)
- Uses the NEBS 9059 form.
- Will print return barcode when an inkjet/laser printer is used.
Invoice #14 – 40-column Invoice with List/Discount (40)
- This invoice type adds the "Suggested List" price of all loaded items and reports the difference between the total and the amount charged.
Invoice #15 – 40-column Invoice With or Without Header (40)
- 40-column invoice that will include or omit the header (The company and customer information at the top of the receipt) depending on the setting under Management, Customize, Print Settings.
Invoice #16 – NEBS 9040 Full Sheet (80)
- Designed for use with the above-mentioned form.
Invoice #17 – Instant 40-column Invoice (40)
- A very basic 40-column receipt.
Invoice #18 – Yet Another Standard Blank (80)
- Similar to Invoice #1 with a slightly different design. For use with inkjet/laser printers.
Invoice #19 – Standard Blank Service Invoice (80)
- This invoice type is only available to service module users.
- Designed for use with a dot-matrix printer.
Invoice #20 – Yet Another Standard Blank Service Invoice (80)
- The recommended 80-column invoice for service module users (only available in service modules).
- For use with inkjet/laser printers.
Invoice #21 – Standard 40-column Service Invoice (40)
- Recommended 40-column receipt for service module users (only available in service modules).
Figure 15-24 Invoice #22 – Games Controller Receipt #1, Two Up 11"x7" (80)
- Designed for use with the Citizen CBM1000 printer only.