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Insert An Auto Number Into Invoice Template

I have a template of an invoice (in excel) but I need it to automatically
generate a different invoice number every time I open it. Such as 001 the
1st time, 002 the 2nd time etc.

I have no knowledge of macros & do not want to uses Acess.

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