An Apple Pages invoice template is a billing document that is created through the word processor Pages, which was developed by Apple for exclusive use in macOS computers.
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Apple Pages is a program that is found on Apple computers (macOS). Similar to Microsoft Office and Google Docs, the processor can be used to create documents ranging from legal forms to illustrated flyers, and everything in between. Documents created with Pages have the file extension PAGES.
The file type cannot be opened by anything other than Pages – however, PAGES documents can be converted to Word (.docx), PDF (.pdf), and Rich Text Format (.rtf) through the program. Users can also upload their PAGES documents into Google Docs if they are looking to share the files with those that don’t have a macOS or iOS device.
Businesses and freelancers can create visually appealing, functional invoices very easily with Pages. The following instructions are how to get started creating invoices using the program:
Step 1 – Create Tables
Using tables (in comparison to inserting text fields) can serve as both a timesaver and a way to structure invoices effectively. To add a table to a blank Pages document, look to the top of the page and click the orange button that looks like several stacked rectangles. Then, select the bottom-left option out of the four (4) style types that appear. A 4×4 table will then be inserted into the page. To add an additional row, right-click the lowest row and choose “Add Row Below.” The example provided for download was made using a 4×9 table for the top section.
Select the “Tables” button
Choose the option in the lower right-hand corner
Step 2 – Enter Field Values into Table(s)
Typically, invoices are laid out with the contact information of both the seller and buyer at the top, followed by the item(s) or service(s) purchased, with the terms and total invoice amount often found at the bottom. There are generally two (2) ways to create a field. One way is to write the field in one cell, and leave the adjacent cell on the right for the information to be inputted (e.g Email: _______). Another way is to write the field name in italics, having the user to overwrite the field with the required information (e.g Company Name).
Step 3 – Add Formula(s) for Calculating Invoice Totals
After creating a table for listing the services/products and their associated costs, formulas can be added to make the invoice faster to complete and lessen the risk of making a computational error when summing the column(s). To create a formula within a cell, enter an equals sign (“=”). Then, begin typing the function that would like to be accomplished. For summing a series of cells (such as adding up the values within the “Amount” column, write the equals sign and then type the word “SUM.” Then, highlight the cells that are to be added together. Once the cells have been selected, hit “Enter.”
Another way of using formulas with cells is by first selecting on a cell, then hitting “*” for times, “+” for addition, “-” for subtraction, and “/” for division, and then selecting a second cell to finish the computation. Remember to hit the equals sign (“=”) to ensure the formula goes into effect.
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
Once the invoice contains all the necessary fields and tables, colors and other formatting can be added to give the invoice a unique look that represents the selling company or freelancer. Another popular option is to add a logo. This can be done by selecting “Media” (found at the top of the page), and then “Photos,” and then selecting the company’s photo with the new window that appears.
Select the “Media” button