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Re: modifying templates

TDT Consultants , Bruno Figares
- 09/21/2015 19:04:52

On 2015-09-21 19:59, Owen O' Shaughnessy wrote:

The open office extension actually turned out to be a waste of time. That plugin is completely broken. Loads without errors on the latest open office, but the menu items don't do anything. Loads with errors on the older v3 open office writer, and again, menu items don't function. Ditto on libre office on linux.

I think the qweb must be the way to go? Anyone got any pointers on how I get that to modify an invoice template?


On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 4:13 PM, Owen O' Shaughnessy <> wrote:
Thanks Ali,

Will give it a go


On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 3:35 PM, Ali Zuaby <> wrote:
Try report designer where you can export import print templates through connecting Odoo to open it you will find many resources.






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On 21 Sep 2015, at 5:23 pm, Owen O' Shaughnessy <> wrote:

Hi Guys,

I'm new to odoo, trying to get a development platform up and going so that I can work on a mobile app .

I have installed Odoo8 on Debian, it runs great. I can't seem to find any way to edit templates, for example, the invoice template, if i wanted to move the address, or in the romanian localisation that I loaded, there is an error in the template where the first line of the customers address is nor printing in the invoice.

There appears to be three routes, from my googling, to fix this:

1) Find how to change the default print type from pdf to html, and edit the html
2) Install qweb, and use that to edit, which I did, but i only get an edit option on the website portal and not on the invoices.
3) Go to the server directory, find the xml file, and hand edit that.

Am I hitting this limitation because I've opted to use the community edition or am I missing something really simple to edit the document templates / layouts?



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QWeb is very thoroughly explained on the website, you might want to look at the custom reports section, and how to modify it using xpath. Check it out here. 

It works pretty much like regular views, so you should have no problem. If you need more help, feel free to contact me on skype.

Best regards,
Bruno Figares

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