This article will go over how to apply a deposit to an order through the invoices link.   This is the method that we here at CaterZen recommend you using when applying a deposit.

1 - Click on the Accounting tab and then click on the Invoices link.

2 - Look for the invoice and you will see that a deposit has been recorded.

3 - When you are ready to apply the deposit as a payment for the order you will click on the Apply Deposit tab.   A pop up screen will appear making sure this is what you intended to do.

4 - Next you will see a notice that the deposit has been applied as a payment.

You have now applied a deposit as a payment to an order by using the invoice tab.