Change page layout of invoices or other documents

While you're setting up your organisation in Xero, you can change page layout on the standard branding theme. You don't have to do this right now, but you should if you want to generate sales invoices, credit notes, quotes, statements, purchase orders, receipts or remittance advices right away that have a different layout to Xero's default.

If you use letterhead paper, you might need to change your margins to push down the start of the document. If you use window envelopes, you can use address padding to change where the invoice address is in relation to the left-hand margin.
  1. Click Options, then select Edit.

    Image showing the Options menu and Edit option in the Getting Started wizard.

  2. Use the Page size, Top margin, Bottom margin, Measure in and Address padding fields.

    • If you're adjusting the margins, use positive numbers, up to 2 decimal places, and no greater than 10 cm (4 inches). The top margin determines how far down the heading and logo (if you use one) or invoice date will be from the top of the page.
    • Use address padding to alter the position of the address for window envelopes (in relation to the left-hand margin). Use numbers from 0 to 5cm (or 0 and 2 inches) up to 2 decimal places. Address padding is measured within the margins of the page, not from the edge of the page.

      Image showing the Edit Branding window and layout fields.

  3. Click Save.