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Bridge - Microsoft Office, Open 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. Also see Using Data in Other Programs.

To activate the bridge:

  1. In the Main Menu, click Setup, Program Links.
  2. Double click on Office in the list.
  3. Check the Enabled box.
  4. Enter the path to the .exe in the Path of file to open. 
  5. If desired, change the text on button (e.g. OpenOffice, Word).
  6. In Additional Properties:
    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).
  7. Click OK.

You will now have a button in your Chart module.

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

Note about OpenOffice: 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.


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