- Document for Excel Invoice Manager
This version of the document, "Converting Excel Template Formats", was written for Excel Invoice Manager, which was now renamed to Uniform Invoice Software. For the latest version of this document, please download Uniform Invoice Software.
Here is a screen shot excerpted from an Excel 2007 system running on Windows Vista.
In 2007 Microsoft Office system, Microsoft is introducing new file formats for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, known as the Office Open XML formats. In Office Excel 2007, the default format for an Excel workbook is the Office Excel 2007 XML-based file format (.xlsx).
The standard template (INVOICE.xls) shipped with Excel Invoice Manager installer is still in the Excel 97-2003 Workbook format. You can open and work with the template directly in Excel 2007 without any problems, but the title bar of Excel 2007 window displays the words.
If you don't need to move the template to other computers that are running previous versions of Excel, you can save it in the following new formats supported by Excel 2007.
|.xlsx||Excel 2007 XML-based file format|
|.xlsb||Excel 2007 Binary (or BIFF12) file format|
|.xlsm||Excel 2007 XML-based and macro-enabled file format|
To convert a template into a new format:
Starting with Version 2.6 Build 1010, Excel Invoice Manager allows you to export the data in all the data list windows, including Customers, Products and Invoices windows, by clicking thebutton located in the group of the command list bar.
If you are running Excel 2007, a new optionis available on the dialog where you can enter the new Excel workbook file name.
By default all files created byare in the default format of your Excel. You can change this setting by following the steps below: