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Designing Forms for Microsoft Office InfoPath and Forms Services 2007 by Hagen Green, Scott Roberts

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2. Basics of InfoPath Form Design

Getting Started

In Chapter 1 you learned a little about the basic purpose of InfoPath and got a small glimpse of the features available in this form tool. Now it’s time to start digging in. In this chapter, you will learn about the basics of designing an InfoPath form. We will talk about the various ways to create forms as well as the common features you will use in most forms. In the next few chapters, you will learn about more advanced form design concepts, such as data binding and advanced controls.

You can run InfoPath in two modes: design mode and fill-out-a-form mode. The design mode is that which you use to design form templates and is the mode we will work in for most of this book. The fill-out-a-form ...

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