Install instructions for the OpenRep SYNOPSIS.

OpenRep Synopsis  User Manual


1.  Download and Install the Programme

1.1 Synopsis OpenRep Professional is the recommended software. (Basic and Complete versions are no longer available)

1.2  Windows:

Download here:

1.3  MacOs 10.6 or newer:

– Download and Install JRE 7  (NOT the latest JRE or JDK). Here:
– Page: Java SE 7 Archive Downloads
– Section: Java SE Runtime Environment 7u80
– Check box: “Consent License Agreement”
– Download file: (MacOS X x64, 48.66M)  jre-7u80-macosx-x64.dmg
(You’ll have to set up a free Oracle account first. Just follow the instructions)
– Download the OpenRep Synopsis for MacOS here:

2.  Run the program, Request New License

2.1 You shall see the “Polony, Repertorium Publicum (1.0)” (free)  is functional, but not “P&W Edition Therapeutic Pocket Book”.

2.2 On the menu, click  | File | Request New License |

2.3 Enter your name, email, address,

2.4 Copy and paste the codes and

2.5 Email to with the codes in the mail content to request a License.

3. Wait for the License.

Usually we respond within 1-2 days (Windows) or 3-4 days (for MacOS).

4. Run the programme

On the menu, select | File | Request new license | Enter license, and enter the license codes from the email.

User Manual and Shortcut Keys

All the basic functionality of OpenRep SYNOPSIS can be accessed either by left-clicking or right-clicking an item with the mouse. All the dialogs can be displayed enabled as  Always On Top  or not by clicking the “Green Pin”   button. (Top right of screen)

The font sizes can be changed in any text component by clicking the component and pressing the ALT+UP to increase the font size or ALT+DOWN to decrease it.

Keyboard shortcuts

  • ALT+N creates a new case

  • CTRL+S saves the current case

  • CTRL+X closes OpenRep SYNOPSIS

  • CTRL+Z undo an operation in repertorization

  • CTRL+Y redo an operation in repertorization

  • F4 add symptom to repertorization

  • F5 delete symptom from repertorization

  • CTRL+W add symptom to repertory

  • CTRL+D delete symptom from repertory

  • CTRL+E edit symptom name

  • CTRL+R edit remedies in the symptom

  • ALT+R replace text in symptoms

  • CTRL+Z undo an operation in repertorization

  • ALT+1 set symptom grade as 1

  • ALT+2 set symptom grade as 2

  • ALT+3 set symptom grade as 3

  • ALT+4 set symptom grade as 4

  • ALT+5 set symptom grade as 5

  • F7 merge / unmerge symptoms in repertorization

  • F3 explore a rubric

  • F7 merge / unmerge symptoms in repertorization

  • CTRL+1 display repertorization desktop 1

  • CTRL+2 display repertorization desktop 2

  • CTRL+3 display repertorization desktop 3

  • CTRL+4 display repertorization desktop 4

  • CTRL+5 display repertorization desktop 5

  • ALT+C add comments to a symptom

  • ALT+PG_UP Display previous search result

  • ALT+PG_DOWN Display next search result

  • ALT+BACKSPACE Reset search results

  • CTRL+F1 Display dictionary

  • F9 Repertorizes the case

  • CTRL+F9 Display the detailed repertorization results

Compiled by: Arden Wong. I.H.M. recommended teaching Academy.