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Beginning SharePoint® 2007: Building Team Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Shane Perran, Amanda Murphy

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10.5. Summary

This chapter discussed how a Microsoft Office application for creating electronic forms can be used and integrated with SharePoint using InfoPath Forms Services.

You looked at how InfoPath has evolved since its last release, including support for browser editing and viewing of form data as well as enhanced support for external data connections and controls.

You learned about the various design level tasks and elements associated with an InfoPath form including its layout, controls, data source, design check, and publishing functions. You saw some of the standard controls you can add to a form, as well as what some of the publishing possibilities are for a form template.

This chapter offered several step-by-step examples showing how to create form templates and use them within SharePoint.

After reading this chapter, you should feel comfortable planning, designing, and developing InfoPath form templates that can map directly to specific business activities within your organization and improve the efficiency and effectiveness in how information is collected from users.

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