Office Bridge

In the Main Menu, click Setup, Program Links. Double-click on Office.

This bridge allows offices to attach a Microsoft Office or Open Office Writer document to a patient. This is commonly used to quickly store notes relevant to each patient without changing modules.

To enable the bridge:

  1. Check the Enabled box.
  2. Verify the Path of file to open.
  3. Double click on a row in Additional Properties to change values.
    1. You can use the PatNum (enter 0) or ChartNum (enter 1) as the patient ID.
    2. Document folder: The location where the patient's documents reside (typically the path to the A to Z folder).
    3. File extension: Indicates the format of the file (e.g. doc, odt).
  4. Setup a clickable bridge button.
    1. Under Add a button to these toolbars, highlight where to display the button.
    2. Enter the Text on button.
    3. (Optional) Import an image to show on the button (22 x 22 pixels).
  5. Click OK.

Technical Details

Because Microsoft Office/Open Office files are patient specific, a patient must be selected.

Note: When saving a new document in OpenOffice and there is a prompt to "Keep Current Format or Save in ODF Format", it is recommended to Save in ODF Format.