Change the date format on your invoices and other documents

Edit a custom (DOCX) branding theme to change the date format on your invoices, credit notes, quotes, statements or purchase orders.

Read the rules and recommendations for using custom templates before you customize your DOCX template.
  1. Click Settings, then select General Settings.
  2. Under Features, click Invoice Settings.
  3. Find the theme you want to change and click Download.
  4. Use Microsoft Word (or equivalent) to open the template you want to change from the ZIP file.
  5. Right-click «InvoiceDate», then select Toggle Field Codes.

    Image showing the InvoiceDate field selected and the Toggle Field Codes option.

  6. Change dd MMM yyyy to any combination of date, month and year using d, dd, ddd, dddd, M, MM, MMM, MMMM, yy, yyyy.

    For example, to change the date to Saturday January 1, 2011, you'd use dddd MMMM d, yyyy.

    Image showing the Date field format code.

  7. Save the file to your computer.
  8. In Xero on the Invoice Settings screen, click Upload to upload your edited file and update the custom template.