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Once you've designed and saved a form template, you can make it the default template to use when printing or emailing forms. You do this in the Advanced Filters window for the type of form that you're sending (such as remittance advice, purchase order or invoice).

You can also assign a template to a card or override a template when printing or emailing an individual sale or purchase.

The following example shows how to set a default template for item sales, but the same approach can be used to set the default form for anything that can be printed or emailed from AccountRight.

Want to change the default subject or message used when emailing? See Set up your default email settings.

Example: Set the default item sale template

Example: Set the default item sale template

  1. Go to the Sales command centre and click Print/Email Invoices.
  2. Click Advanced Filters.
  3. Select the sale type. In this example, we've customised an item invoice layout.
    Advanced Filters - Sale Type
  4. Select the template you want to use in the Selected Form for Sale field.
    Advanced Filters - Select Form

To set the default template for other form types, like statements, use the example above as a guide, but go to the Advanced Filters window for the Print/Email... window relevant to your form (e.g. for statements, click Print Statements in the Sales command centre). See also Sending forms in a batch

Can't see your personalised form? Check that you've selected the correct form type. For example, if you've personalised an item invoice, make sure the Sale Type is set to Item.

Overriding the default template assigned to a card

You can set a default template for individual customers and suppliers (Not Basics). Go to the customer or supplier card and select the template in the Printed Form field of the Selling Details or Buying Details tab.

Card - Printed Form

This form template will only be used when emailing or printing direct from the Sales or Purchases window, not from the Print/Email Invoices or Print/Email Purchase Orders window. When printing or emailing a batch of forms, the default form specified in the Advanced Filters window will always be used, as shown earlier.

Overriding the default template when recording a sale or purchase

You can also select a different form for an invoice or purchase order, from the transaction window.

Click Send to > Email and then select the form to use in the Email Information window.

Email - Selected Form

If you're printing a form, click Print > Select Another Form... and then select the form you want to use.

Print - Select Another Form