November 5, 2014
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You probably already know that you can customise the default Odoo header/footer by changing the Company settings. However when you create a PDF report such as a sale, quote or invoice you will find the header/footer remains unchanged.
The issue is that Quote/Sale orders do not use the Company-level report header/footer configuration.
To edit the header and footer for Quote/Sale orders you need to edit the QWeb view. Here is how to do this:
(1) Settings > Technical > User Interface > Views
(2) Search for “external”
(3) You will see report.external_layout, report.external_layout_header and report.external_layout_footer
(4) Edit these views as appropriate to modify the PDF version of the Quote/Sales orders
Maybe this is obvious to others, but I couldn’t find any documentation explaining how this works.