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Remote editing in Grid



Remote editing allows grid sets to be editing without having to have access to the users communication aid or computer allowing parents and professionals to collaborate on developing grid sets.

Before you start:

  • Both devices need to have a current version of Grid and need to be connected to the Internet
  • Ensure both user and editor have a Smartbox account
  • Grid will need to be licensed on the users device

Setting up the users device

  1. Launch Grid
  2. Settings > Accounts create or sign in with a Smartbox account and Dropbox account (see Lesson 2.6 Accounts in Grid for more information)
  3. Select Remote editors

    Add the email address/ addresses for the nominated editor. If they don’t already have a Smartbox account, they will receive an email inviting them to create one.

Setting up an editor account

  1. Grid 3 must be installed but does not need to be licenced
  2. Select Remote Editing
  3. The editor will need to sign in with their Smartbox account details
  4. Grid will show a list of users who have given the editor permission to edit their grids. Select the user and their grids will download to your computer

Making changes

Grid sets can be edited and viewed in the normal way. Save changes when in Edit mode and Grid will synchronise and show an icon next to the user and any grid sets which are being updated.

And edits will be passed back to the user and they will be notified when a grid set has been updated.


  • An additional Grid licence is not needed to be a remote editor. Download the free trial and the functionality will remain after the trial period expires
  • Settings cannot be remotely accessed. Any settings changes need to be done on the users device.
  • To synchronise grids across 2 devices, there will need to be a Smartbox account per device. The same Dropbox account can be used

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