You have recently made an important purchase and, being the holder of a VAT number, you have received the relative electronic invoice in your inbox. Intending to view it, you opened the attachment… and here's the bitter surprise: the file XML related to the invoice seems to make no sense, since it is a series of data, apparently confused, enclosed in angle brackets. Do not worry, this is completely normal: electronic invoices in XML format, in fact, only contain information relating to the purchase / sale, without any details on how to "arrange" them on the screen.
The latter aspect, on the other hand, is assigned to programs or Web services to be used exclusively for the purpose, of which I intend to talk to you in this tutorial: in fact, below I will explain to you in detail how to open XML electronic invoice through computer software, websites and apps for smartphones and tablets, capable of “transforming” this type of file into a more readable format.
Do not worry if you are not very familiar with the computer, since the solutions that I am going to show you are really simple to use and also suitable for those who, like you, have never done anything like this before. So, without hesitating further, make yourself comfortable and read very carefully everything I have to explain on the subject: I guarantee you that, in a few minutes, you will be well satisfied with the results you will be able to obtain.
How to Open Windows E-invoice XML File
If you want to open the XML file of an invoice on a PC Windows, I recommend that you use the program Assoinvoice, which is designed specifically for this purpose and is available not only for Microsoft's home operating system, but also for macOS and Linux.
To be able to download it, go to this website and click on logo on Windows located in the center of the page: the download of the installation file should start automatically within a couple of seconds. Once the same is done, start the file .exe obtained and click on the buttons Yes e forward, to begin the program installation process.
Next, put the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement, award-winning forward, repeat the same operation in the next window, click on the button forward twice in a row and, to conclude, press on Install e end.
Once the software setup is complete, call it up using the appropriate icon located in the Start menu or on desktop Windows, wait for the completion of the first use tutorial and press the buttons I approve displayed on the screen, to access the main program interface.
After this step, press the button (⋮) located at the top left, click on the button in the shape of folder, move to the directory where you kept the invoice XML file and press the button Select folder.
The game is practically done! After a few moments, you should be able to view the XML file relating to the electronic invoice of your interest; if there are more files (AssoSoftware opens all those residing in the same folder), you can choose the one you are interested in from the central section of the software screen.
The electronic invoice opened in this way is displayed on the right side of the program: using the appropriate drop-down menu, you can choose between viewing simplified, complete e Ministerial. Also, using the keys located at the top of the invoice, you have the option to save the file format HTML or print it.
How to Open Mac Electronic Invoice XML File
The steps to be taken in order to open the XML files relating to electronic invoices on MacOS are very similar, if not identical, to those already seen for Windows: also in this case, the simplest technique is to use the software Assoinvoice.
However, the ways of installing the program change: after connecting to the relevant website, click on the icon MacOS, to be able to download the software variant designed for Apple operating systems. When the download is complete, open the package .zip obtained and copy Assoinvoice in the folder Applications Of computer. Then start the program by right clicking on its icon and selecting the item apri for two consecutive times (this operation is only necessary at the first start and is used to bypass the macOS restrictions on applications from non-certified developers).
Should you receive an error regarding the absence of the software Java, download and install the entire Java Runtime Environment, following the steps I have indicated to you in this tutorial and, when you are done, start the program again as seen above.
Once you have opened the software, you just have to follow the same instructions already seen for Windows: then click on the button (⋮) resident in the upper left corner, then on the shaped button folder, and select, with the help of Finder, the directory where the XML file of your interest resides.
How to Open Online Electronic Invoice XML File
If Assoinvoice was not able to meet your needs or, again, if you do not have the possibility to install programs on the computer you are working on, you can open the XML file of your invoice using a special online service, accessible via any browser for Internet browsing.
In this regard, I recommend that you refer to the viewer for electronic invoices made available by the portal amministrazionicomunali.it, which you can access by connecting to this page.
Once the main page of the service has loaded, click on the button Choose file, to select the XML document of your interest, specify the style sheet to be used for viewing (the same "format" as the Exchange System (ES) or the format of Assoinvoice) and, when done, click on the button Show document data to view your XML file in a much more readable format.
How to Open Android E-invoice XML File
You did not find the information I have given you in the course of this guide useful, as you have an absolute urgency to open an XML file relating to an electronic invoice on your smartphone or tablet Android? Then I think I have good news for you: you can easily complete this operation using the app Electronic Invoice Reader, available for free on the Play Store.
Using it is really simple: after visiting the link I gave you previously, to open the appropriate section of the Google market, touch the button Install, to start downloading and installing the app immediately.
After installation, all you have to do is open the application that contains the XML file of your interest (eg.e-mail), tap its preview and specify to Android the willingness to open the file with Electronic Invoice Reader, using the panel displayed on the screen.
Alternatively, you can recall the file of your interest directly from the device memory: to do this, start the app Electronic Invoice Reader calling it from the Android drawer, tap the button apri (identified by an icon in the shape of sheet with up arrow) located at the bottom right and, using the next panel, select the XML file of your interest.
When needed, Electronic Invoice Reader allows you to view and / or share the invoice in PDF format. To do this, tap the button (⋮) located at the top right and select the most appropriate item from the menu that is shown to you. Then tap on the item View PDF, to see the invoice in the PDF reader, or tap the item Share and the button PDF, to share the invoice in the aforementioned format. Have you seen? It wasn't that hard!
How to Open IPhone E-invoice XML File
There are several apps that can successfully open XML files on iPhone, but few are able to correctly manage electronic invoices. Luckily, XMLtoPDF figure among these: available for free on the App Store, this application has been designed to effectively convert XML files into PDF documents. When needed, however, nothing prevents you from using it as a simple viewer.
Anyway, proceed to install the app by visiting the link I gave you earlier. When you are done, you must take care of save in memory o su iCloud Drive the XML file you intend to open. To do this, start the application that contains the XML document (e.g. the e-mail app), open the latter and tap the sharing (the square with upward arrow) attached to the iOS viewer that opens.
At this point, tap the voice icon Save your File located in the proposed panel and choose the location to save the document. When done, launch the app XML to PDF, sfiora il pulsating Convert XML files to PDF e fai tap sul pulsating Select file, to open the previously saved file.
When it was finite, fai tap sul pulsating Compact search (then closing, if necessary, the advertisement that is proposed to you) and that's it: if everything went well, you should be able to view the invoice in a perfectly legible format. To share the resulting PDF, tap the button sharing, located in alto a destra.
How to Open Aruba Electronic Invoice XML File
Opening the XML files received via Aruba's Certified Electronic Mail is extremely simple: the service's website, in fact, has a practical integrated viewer which allows you to open invoices in XML format in one click.
How? I'll explain it to you right away. First, go to the site dedicated to the PEC of Aruba, log in using the data in your possession and click on the tab Pref Renze, located at the top, to access the mailbox management page. Then click on the item Read invoices (located on the left) and then on the button Activate now, located in the screen that is proposed to you.
After activating the service, go to the Incoming mail (or where the email containing the XML file of your interest is saved), open the e-mail message and click on the button View invoice placed next to the attachment preview in XML format.
If needed, you can find all the electronic invoices received through the Aruba PEC in the folder Invoices received.
How to Open an Electronic Invoice XML File Tax Agency
If it is your precise duty to download and open the XML files relating to the invoices that you had prepared via theInland Revenue, you must first access the section Invoices and fees, by logging into your personal area of the AdE portal.
Once logged in, access the area of data relevant for VAT purposes located in the box Consultation, define the date of your interest of the invoice you are looking for, using the left box, and click on the button Search, to view the list of invoices corresponding to that date.
Once you have identified the invoice of your interest, click on the button in the shape of magnifying glass, to show the details, and click on the item Download invoice file, to obtain the XML file for the chosen document. Once this operation is complete, you can open the file you just obtained using one of the methods that I pointed out to you in the course of this guide.