How to make an invoice in Word.
Create a professional invoice directly in Word. Learn how to use templates, create original invoices, and e-sign Word documents.
PDF is the standard business document format — but not everyone is on board with it. Some people still prefer to use Word documents to send and receive files, such as invoices. Read on to learn how to make an invoice in Word and securely e-sign it to get paid on time.
Create invoices quickly with templates.
The easiest way to make an invoice in Word is to use a template. Word has many styles for invoice templates, so you can pick one that matches your business brand. You can also customize the invoice with a logo and other details.
To create an invoice from a Word template, follow these steps:
- Open Word and select File.
- Select New.
- Type “invoice” into the Search for Online Templates field and press Enter.
- Select a template and click Create to download it.
Make an invoice from scratch.
You can create a completely original invoice with Word’s table and formatting tools. It’s still a good idea to take inspiration from the templates to make sure you include all necessary details. Check that your invoice has:
- Vendor’s and recipient’s names and contact details
- An invoice number for payment tracking and reference
- The invoicing and due dates
- An itemized list of provided products and services with prices and subtotals
- Payment terms, such as accepted payment methods and late fees
- Any applicable taxes, like sales tax or VAT
- Total amount owed
Sign Word invoices with e-signatures.
One great benefit of PDFs is the ability to sign them with a legally binding electronic signature. This can be difficult in Word without the right tools. Adobe Acrobat Sign integrates seamlessly with Word and lets you add e-signatures to Word documents.
Discover more ways Acrobat Sign can help you request and track signatures for invoices.