External Editor, powered by INtools®, is a stand-alone program that you need to install in order to use it. This document describes the hardware requirements for installing External Editor. In addition, this document provides step-by-step instructions on how to install and uninstall External Editor.
External Editor enables a third party (contractor, engineering company, and so forth) to modify your process data sheets and the unprotected fields of your specification sheets without the need to use the SmartPlant Instrumentation software program or a special report generator.
Using External Editor, you can open a process data or specification sheet and modify it. After modification, you save to the same file or to a new file. You can then reopen the file in SmartPlant Instrumentation for further processing. You can also print process data and specification sheets from External Editor.
To successfully run External Editor, you must have read/write access rights to the folder where External Editor is installed.