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Word Invoice Templates

If you’re looking for quick, simple solutions for your business’s invoicing needs, these free Word templates are a great place to start creating invoices to bill your clients consistently with a business tool you’re already familiar with.

When you’re ready to take your invoicing to the next level, create and send unlimited invoices right within the Lili app.

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How to Create a Word Invoice

To start using one of our free Word invoice templates for your business, follow these simple steps:

  1. Select a Template from among our templates or, if you prefer, from the Microsoft Office template library.
  2. Fill it out with your information, your client’s information, and a unique invoice number.
  3. Calculate and record subtotals, totals, and taxes/fees on the invoice.
  4. Save your invoice as a PDF, labeling the file with the client’s name and the unique invoice number to make it easy to find again later.
  5. Email the completed invoice PDF to your client.

How to Save a Word Invoice as a PDF

After you have input all the necessary information into your Word invoice template, you need to save it in a non-editable format (a PDF) before sending it to your client. Here’s how to save your Word invoice as a PDF before sending:

  1. In your Word software, open the File menu.
  2. Select “Save As”
  3. Under “Save as type,” select PDF.
  4. Choose a file name that helps you stay organized, such as “Client Name – Invoice No. #”
  5. Choose a save location where you store all of your invoices or files for that client.
  6. Click “Save.”

Download Free Word Invoice Templates

Lili Invoice Software

Blank Word Template

This blank-inside invoice template is easily customizable to your branding and needs for a custom invoicing experience.

Download Word Blank Template

Fillable Word Template

With pre-built fillable fields, this template makes invoicing a breeze. Just plug in the information, save it as a PDF, and send. It’s that easy!

Download Word Fillable Template

Why Businesses Should Send Professional Invoices

When you present your client with a neat, professional invoice that makes the process of paying you simple and straightforward, it gives your client a positive impression of your business as a whole. Word templates can work well when you’re first starting out and wanting to create a professional experience, but using invoicing software will take your professionalism to the next level with a consistently high-quality process that makes getting paid even easier.

Send professional invoices with Lili and get paid. Level up your business today!

Advantages and Disadvantages of Creating an Invoice in Word

Pros:

  • Several Free Templates: For businesses just starting out, Microsoft Office has a wide variety of free templates for standard invoices to help you adjust to the ins and outs of billing your clients.
  • Free to Use: If you already have Microsoft Office software, you don’t need to pay another dime to start invoicing your clients! Just use one of our free templates and start invoicing clients as quickly as today.
  • Easy to Send: Sending a completed invoice to your clients doesn’t have to be complicated. With Word invoice templates, you can quickly create an invoice, convert it to PDF, and attach it to an email to bill your clients right in their inbox.
  • Create Pre-filled Templates: Once you’ve found a template you like, you can save pre-filled-out versions for repeat clients and avoid the tedium of inputting the same information time and time again. Just don’t forget to update that Invoice number with each new invoice!

Cons:

  • No Automation: Creating sendable and non-editable invoices with Word is a much more DIY, manual process compared to integrated solutions like invoicing software. Beyond the need to manually edit your invoices with new billing information and invoice numbers for each new invoice, you also have to take the extra step of saving it as a PDF before it is ready to be sent.
  • Manually Calculate Totals: Word invoice templates do not offer formulas for calculating totals automatically, so you have to do the math yourself. This can risk errors that result in over or undercharging your clients! While Excel solves this problem with formula functionality, invoice software takes this to the next level by saving you the stress of maintaining the formulas when adding or removing rows and columns.
  • No Payment Solutions: Beyond tacking your banking information onto the invoice or writing out extensive instructions, there is no simple way to request payment directly from a Word invoice template. This means your clients are required to problem-solve paying you on their own, which is frustrating for them and slows the whole billing process significantly. Integrated solutions such as invoice software incorporate the entire payment process within your invoicing.
  • No Storage Capabilities: Unlike invoicing software, which can organize and store your invoices all in one place for ease of access in the future, Word is simply a tool for writing documents, which can be used to create generic invoices. It does not act as a storage container for record-keeping purposes, meaning you’ll need to manually save and store your invoices on your computer’s harddrive or in a cloud system.

Lili Invoice Software vs. Free Invoice Templates

Undecided about what invoicing solution to choose? You can save time and take your business to the next level by using Lili’s Invoicing Software. Here’s a useful comparison between the two invoicing options:

Features
Lili Invoice Software
Invoice Template
Printable for clients
Email invoices to clients
Generate custom invoices
Accept any payments methods
Easily track invoice payment status
Send automated payment reminders
Create & manage invoices from your mobile device
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Why You Should Use Invoicing Software

Automate your invoicing

Filling out free invoice templates and manually calculating totals is busywork you shouldn’t have to focus your valuable time on. With Lili’s Invoice Generator software, all you have to do is itemize what you’re billing, and we’ll take care of the rest—calculating your totals and giving you a unique invoice number. Oh, and you don’t need to do any file conversions with us.

Store and organize your invoices

Say goodbye to misplaced invoices or struggling to issue corrections—Lili’s Invoicing software takes the stress out of organizing and tracking your invoices by doing it all for you! Easily find the Invoice you need, no matter how old, right within your banking app.

Accept any payment method

As straightforward as invoices created in Word are, they cannot collect payment like professional Invoicing software can. With invoices that are integrated with your bank account, Lili’s Invoicing software enables you to get paid via any payment method: debit & credit cards, ACH, Venmo, Cash App, PayPal, and even checks.

Invoicing software will take your business’s finances to the next level with automated integrations and an effortless customer experience unlike anything you’ll find with basic Word templates. Here are just a few of the key benefits:

  • Invoicing integrated with your other financial software
  • Easily customizable to showcase your branding
  • Automatically generates invoice numbers
  • Saves customer details for future invoicing
  • Ability to send invoices via multiple channels
  • Connects with payment apps for ease of processing
  • Unlimited invoice creation and storage
Lili Invoicing Software and Invoice Generator
Streamline your business and collect payment easily with Lili's Invoice Software!

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to common questions about creating a Word invoice right here!

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