Screen Layout

The screen below (actually the screen displayed immediately after you log in) shows the standard layout used by OpenVPMS.


The various areas are as follows:

(1) The top menu allows you select the 'workspace' that you require, ie Customers, Patients, etc. You select by clicking the required item, or by keying Alt-x where x is the underlined letter (eg C for Customers, T for Patients).  Note that this Alt-x shortcut is also available with the various buttons, Alt-L for the Select button, Alt-N for the New button.

(2) The left menu (which is different for each workspace) lets you select the sub-component. There are no Alt-x shortcuts here, you click on the required item.

(3) The blue title (in this case 'Customer - Information') shows the workspace/component that you have selected.

(4) The lower left part of the screen is used to display relevant information. Thus, if a customer has been selected this will show their account details and any alerts.

(5) This is the main working area of the screen.  As you can see in this case (because in this snapshot there is no current customer) it contains only a Select and a New button.

(6) The upper right of the screen contains the following:


These items are as follows:
(1) Location: this shows the current Practice Location.  Depending on what your administrator has set up, you may or may not be able to select another location.

(2) User: this shows the User Id that you have logged on with.

(3) Clicking the envelope icon will take you to the messages screen. The envelope will have a small red indicator in its top right corner if you have unread messages. (This is showing in the above.)

(4) Clicking the new screen icon will open another window. This is useful if you want to keep the current screen as is, but lookup or do something else. When you are finished with the other window you just close it or leave it open and switch back to the other one. When you log off, you will be warned if you have other windows open.  If you are getting synchronisation errors, see here.

(5) Clicking 'My Recent' (or using the Alt-Y shortcut) opens a window displaying the customers and patients that you have been working with so that you can quickly re-select them. Note that this information is forgotten when you log out.

(6) Clicking Logout will log you out.

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