Automatic Date Fields
When editing line item descriptions for invoices, recurring invoices, quotes and so on, SliQ Invoicing allows entry of automatic date fields. When the invoice is printed or emailed, the date fields will be expanded based on the invoice date.
An example of the use of automatic dates are with recurring invoices. For example, you may have a monthly recurring invoice to charge a customer for web hosting. By including an automatic month or year field in the line item description on the recurring transaction you can indicate the month and year for which hosting is being charged when the recurring invoice is raised automatically by SliQ.
To enter an automatic date field into a line item description:
1. Right-click the mouse in the line item description to show a popup context menu.
2. Choose the macro you want to insert, e.g. the Insert Auto Month Macro option.
3. If you want to include the year, repeat step 1 and choose the Insert Auto Month macro.
You should end up with the line item description looking like this:
If the invoice is dated 10th October 2014 for example, when the invoice is printed or emailed, the line item description will expand to "Web Hosting for month October 2014".
More information on automatic date macro fields is given below.