The External Resources window pane lets you select and maintain groups of external files in one place. External resources can be virtually any local or network files that you have access to (e.g., images, PDF files, project files). You might use this feature if there are certain reference files that are related to the documents you are working on in Contributor.
Following are the primary steps that you will perform when it comes to external resources.
- Add Folders to External Resources Window Pane Read more… You can browse and select local and network folders containing files that you want to have easy access to.
See Adding Folders to External Resources.
- Open and Edit Files Read more… You can open an external resource file by simply double-clicking it in Contributor. Keep in mind that when you open a network file from the External Resources window pane, you are opening the actual file on that network; there is no local copy of it. If you attempt to open a file type not supported in Contributor, you will be directed to open the file in its default application.
See Opening External Resource Files.