Selecting Payments/Advances from the main Sales/Royalties menu you will be taken to a new screen where you can create a new payment/advance:
Click on Create button and you will be taken to the Step 1 in creating your new payment:
Clicking on Select will bring up your list of payees and enable you to choose the correct one.
Choosing a contributor will bring up the payment detail section, which is Step 2:
When you enter all the relevant details, compulsory fields being Book Title, Payment Type, Currency and Net Amount.
If you need to pay in an alternate currency, change the currency to the appropriate value and more options will be available, such as exchange rate, native currency amount. Additionally if you need to add withholding tax or VAT/GST then click the links on screen an more options will appear.
Click on Create button and your payment will be visible on the main list:
By clicking on Download XLS, an XSL document will be downloaded on your device with the details about all your payments that match the currently applied filters:
Advances are just payments.
To make a note appear against a payment within the royalty run, simply add a comment onto the payment.
Payments can be set against a previous statement with the beta payment screen.