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