You can create new Excel spreadsheets directly from within FYI. Simply accept or select filing information for the document, then click Create to open Microsoft Excel and use all the features of Office to work on your document.
You can also select from a library of templates maintained for your practice. This allows you to create spreadsheets with consistent content and layout. The template can use merge fields to populate the document with content from Xero Practice Manager. Refer to Creating Documents from Templates.
- From FYI, click + New
Select Spreadsheet from the list of document types.
Or, from the workspace, simply press the shortcut key S for a new spreadsheet. The Drawer will display on the right-hand side.
- Client - Type at least three characters of the client name to display all clients containing those characters. Then click to select the required client.
- In the Drawer, select or enter the filing fields, or change the defaults that are given:
Change Addressee - if the document is being sent to a different addressee other than the client that it is being filed under, click the Change Addressee link and select the required addressee.
Template - if required, select a template.
Cabinet – select a filing Cabinet for the document, such as Correspondence. If Jobs are enabled for the selected Cabinet, you can also select a Xero Practice Manager Job for the client (refer to Jobs).
Keywords - Optionally enter one or more Keywords that can be used when searching for the document. This can be used when searching to locate groups of documents or locate documents where that text is not in any other part of the filing details.
Categories – select a filing Category for the document, such as Work Type and Year.
Name - to identify the document internally, the name displays in the lists in FYI.
If a default name is provided, for example from the selected template, you can change this.
Microsoft Excel is launched.
If a template has been selected, macros can be run and merge fields can be used to automatically bring information from Xero Practice Manager into the document.
- Work on your document.
- To close the document, simply save and close using any of the Excel functions (for example, File - Save and Close or the top right cross). The document will be automatically saved and checked into FYI.
As Excel spreadsheets are generally not used for correspondence, the Delivery Status is initially left blank.
When you mark the document as "Sent" (using the Send or Mark Sent function), this changes the status to "Sent".
Refer to Document Delivery Status