Excel spreadsheet open multiple windows at once from Frontdesk

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We have been attaching Excel documents into Clinical notes since the update, thank you to your programmers. As we are a paperless clinic we use spreadsheets to document clients exercise programs which need to be accessed during Pilates classes. These classes have up to 4 people at once using the facilities with individual exercise programs. At present, you can open one spreadsheet, but it then closes as soon as you open another. It is possible to have them stay open and be viewed side by side?
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Horizon Physiotherapy

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Timothy, Business Care Manager

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Currently there is a technical limitation with opening multiple Excel spreadsheets from the patient file at the same time. We are happy to investigate the possibility of overcoming this for Excel and Word attachments, though this is currently a low priority as we are working to deliver some high priority development items.
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Paul Bramley

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Would like this feature as I often find myself printing out old reports to compare with the new ones I am compiling.
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Paul Bramley

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Any progress?  Would love the ability to have 2 Word docs open?
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Timothy, Business Care Manager

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Hi Paul. On investigation, we found that it was only practical to have one connection open between Front Desk and Word/Excel at a time. The reason for this is that there is some two-way communication between the two applications, for example when you make a change in Word it automatically gets saved back to Front Desk. Once you open the second document, the first connection becomes disconnected. At this time we can't justify spending more time on this so there will be a limitation of opening one document for the foreseeable future.