Sales slips or Receipts?

I have looked for the ability to create customer receipts in accounting software and most only let you make invoices.
How can I get my accounting software to make customer receipts or sales
slips?
Does any accounting software allow this?
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Obviously no one knows it all about all software.
But I believe QuickBooks will let you rename the "invoices" to "receipt", if you want to burn through that much paper. My guess is that other software will allow the name on the report to be altered.
For a business with a small number of customers, that would work fine, but if you're selling 25 cent bubble gum to 30,000 customers, why bother.
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Paul A. Thomas, CPA
Athens, Georgia
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Paul Thomas, CPA wrote:

Thank you.
The reason I asked was because I will be doing mailorder/e-commerce business.
It would be nice to find a way to send an order confirmation through the software too.
As far as the receipts, it is required by law in my state to give a receipt to the customer showing the sales tax.
I have a copy of Bookkeeper 2006 but it limits you when trying to edit the invoice. You can not change the name from "invoice" to "receipt". It doesn't even allow you to add custom graphics. It is a very basic program. Not bad but basic and maybe not the best for what I will be doing.
I thought about just using the invoice and in the terms section typing "paid in full" and use a custom row to type "customer receipt". I think this might work and pass off as a receipt for local residents.
The only problem with Bookkeeper 2006 is it will not let you export the invoice into any file format like .txt, .html, etc. It only allows you to print and thats it.
I did find a free pdf creation program that will let you print to a pdf print driver. I thought about just emailing the invoice in pdf format but then I wondered about customers who may not be very hi-tech and couldn't open it. This is where it would be nice to have the invoice exported into some type of text format.
Someone suggested that for receipts since most accounting software doesn't seem to support receipts that I will have to use Excel or a seperate program to generate sales slips or receipts.
If anyone out there has any better advice please let me know.
Thank You :-)
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Paul Thomas, CPA wrote:

Here is the free pdf writer software link:
http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/Writer.asp
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