You have an electronic invoice in XML or P7M format and, to be able to view it correctly or share it via email or other services, you need to convert it to PDF. Although you have installed some software that allows you to open electronic invoices, there is no way you can export them in this format. This is how things are, am I right? In that case, you don't need to worry, because I have all the solutions that can help you the problem that has arisen.
In fact, in today's guide, I'll show you how to print an e-invoice in PDF through the virtual printer present on Windows PCs and Macs. I will therefore show you some software that you can install on your computer to view invoices and export them in this widespread format. Finally, I will recommend some apps for Android and iOS that will ensure that you reach this goal in a few simple steps.
I would say, therefore, not to waste any more time chatting and starting to get busy. What do you say? Do you agree? Perfect! So let's start right away: sit down comfortably and dedicate only a few minutes of your free time to me, so that you can carefully read the advice I have prepared for you. I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good job!
Print a PDF Electronic Invoice on Your Computer
If you want print an electronic invoice in PDF on PC, what you need to do and get a software that allows you to do this in a few simple steps.
Before telling you which programs to use on your computer, I warn you that you will need to make sure you have one installed virtual PDF printer to allow the conversion of the invoice into this format. On macOS and the latest versions of Windows, there is already a PDF printer by default.
If you are using an older version of Windows, however, you will need to install third-party software, such as doPDF, which I told you about in my guide on how to print to PDF.
Among the best software out there to view electronic invoices, I recommend you use AssoInvoice, available for free on Windows, MacOS e Linux. For its operation, this software requires the installation of Java on your computer: if you don't know how to do it, I suggest you consult my guide dedicated to the topic.
AssoInvoice allows you to open invoices in XML e P7M and to display them in the standard format thanks to the integration of style sheets. The invoice can then be exported in HTML or print it in PDF or on paper, through the special integrated features.
It was used MacOSInstead, go to the folder where you downloaded the file .zip di AssoInvoice, open the latter and drag the resulting executable into the folder Applications macOS, then right-click on the latter, select the item apri from the menu that pops up and answer apri notice that appears on the screen.
Now, regardless of the operating system used, once the main screen of AssoInvoice, accepts the license to use the program, using the appropriate button. Then indicate the path where all the electronic invoices are located on your PC: to do this, click on the icon ⋮, which you find at the top left, and select the button with thefolder icon, which you find under the heading Select the working directory.
If you have carried out the operations I have indicated to the letter, you will see all the invoices on the main AssoInvoice screen.
At this point, to print an invoice in PDF, locate it in the list and click on it, in order to select it. Once this is done, in the right area, you will see the invoice in full: from this point the procedure for exporting it to PDF is different on Windows and on macOS.
Su Windows, premi sull 'printer icon to open the print panel and choose the virtual PDF printer, via the drop-down menu under the heading Select printer. Now, press the button OK, select the destination folder and finally click the button Save.
Su MacOSinstead, press theicona della freccia verse il basso and, using the appropriate panel, select the destination folder, to save a copy of the invoice in HTML. Now, double click on the file you just created, to open it with your default browser.
Now, to print the invoice in PDF, use the browser's print function, the procedure of which may differ depending on the software you are using. If you don't know how to proceed, I suggest you read my guide dedicated to the subject. Please note that the above procedure for macOS is also valid on PCs with Windows operating system.
View Electronic Invoice (Windows 10)
On computers with an operating system Windows 10, you can download the free application View electronic invoice, which allows you to open invoices in P7M o XML, with the ability to export them to PDF Through the virtual printer of Windows.
If you are interested in this application, please reach this link to view it on the website of the Microsoft Store. Then press the button Install / open o Get and then click the button Open Microsoft Store, which you see in the box above: by doing so, the Microsoft Store Windows 10. Now, press the key Get and wait for the software download and installation procedure to finish.
After installing the application View electronic invoice, start it through its icon that you find on the Windows start screen and, in the main screen, import the invoice, by dragging it into the appropriate box or by pressing on thefolder icon.
At this point, you will see the invoice on a new screen: if you want to print it in PDF format, select the tab Document and right click anywhere on the screen. In the context menu that is shown to you, then select the item Print, choose the virtual printer and premium tasto Print.
Now select the destination folder and press pulsating Save, to confirm the operation. It was easy, wasn't it?
Print a PDF E-invoice on Android
If you want a PDF copy of an electronic invoice you received in XML or P7M format on your device Android, what you have to do is download an app used for this purpose: among those available on the Play Store, I recommend Electronic invoice viewer, which can be downloaded for free.
This app, in addition to opening invoices directly from email attachments or files on the device's memory, allows you to create a PDF copy of the same, which can be shared in other apps, such as instant messaging, those for e-mail or cloud storage, just to give you some examples.
If you are interested in Electronic invoice viewer, go to the link I provided and press the button Install, to start the app download and installation procedure on your Android smartphone or tablet. At the end of the procedure, start the app using the button apri or by selecting its icon on the home screen or in the drawer.
After starting the app, import the invoice to be printed in PDF by tapping directly on the attachment in the email. Alternatively, if you've kept the document on your device memory, browse folders with a file manager, such as Google files, and open the file with the app Electronic invoice viewer.
Now, after opening the invoice, click on the icon ⋮ located at the top right, and choose the item View PDF from the menu that opens, to create a copy of the file in PDF format. You will find the PDF document, via a file management app, in the folder com.massimilianomassaro.electronic invoice, in the root of the device memory.
Alternatively, by tapping on the icon ⋮, scegli l'opzione Share PDF to select any app from the list and share the PDF file in external apps and services.
Print a PDF E-invoice on IOS
If you need to use an invoice management app on iPhone or on iPad, which allows you to export invoices in PDF, you consiglio di utilizzare P7M Viewer, which allows you to view documents in P7M e XML. This app is supported with banner ads, but through an in-app purchase of 2,29 € you can remove the latter.
To download P7M Viewer, reach this link to open the app tab in the iOS App Store. Then press the button Get and unlock app download and installation via Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password. At the end of the procedure, start the app, using the key apri or its icon on the home screen.
At this point, in the main screen of P7M Viewer, press the button Open P7M and select the invoice present in the device memory, to view it. After that, to export it in PDF, premi sull 'share icon, located in the upper right corner, and select the option Create PDF from the box below.
We're almost there: press on the wording end, top left, and choose the item Save file to. Select, then the destination folder and press the key Add, to complete the operation and get your PDF.