Delete overdue block

#1

Hi there!

I am a treasurer of a non-profit organization. Some of the invoices we sent, will not be paid before due date. Manager includes a overdue block on the invoices which are not paid before due date. Is it possible to remove this block?

Thanks in advance!

Roel van Daele

#2

Three options I have discovered to remove the “Overdue” stamp on an invoice are:

  1. Amend the invoice and change the due date to today or later, or
  2. Amend the invoice and tick (check) the “Hide due date” box, or
  3. Activate a custom “Theme” and then amend the invoice and tick(check) the “Custom Theme” box and select the Theme from the drop down list.
#3

My first question is why you want to remove the Overdue stamp? Are you going to send the invoices again? If so, why not include the reminder? If not, why does it matter? The stamp will disappear when the invoice is paid. Until then, only you would see the stamp.

@AJD’s point #3 hinted at something, but did not explicitly state it. Only the built-in Plain theme includes the PAID IN FULL and OVERDUE stamps. This is the code that applies those stamps:

{% if emphasis.text != null and emphasis.positive %}
<tr><td colspan="99"><div style="text-align: center; margin-top: 40px"><span style="color: #006400; border-width: 5px; border-color: #006400; padding: 10px; font-size: 20px">{{ emphasis.text | upcase }}</span></div></td></tr>
{% endif %}

{% if emphasis.text != null and emphasis.negative %}
<tr><td colspan="99"><div style="text-align: center; margin-top: 40px"><span style="color: #FF0000; border-width: 5px; border-color: #FF0000; padding: 10px; font-size: 20px">{{ emphasis.text | upcase }}</span></div></td></tr>
{% endif %} 

You will notice that no other built-in theme includes these lines. If you copy the Plain theme to a new custom theme and delete only those lines, the stamps will not appear, no matter what the due date situation is.

#4

Thanks guys!

@Tut: In my opinion there is no added value to the overdue stamp. Any reminder is a notification of an overdue invoice. I’ll delete the code. Thanks!

#5

The value of the OVERDUE stamp comes from making clear that the resent invoice is, in fact, a reminder. Otherwise, it might be mistaken for a new invoice and eventually be paid twice. Then you would need to issue a credit note. Obviously, it is your decision.