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

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10. Building Reusable Components

Getting Started

At this point in the book, you not only know how to design form templates that look nice but you can also take advantage of most of the basic (and some not so basic) features available when using InfoPath in design mode. Now you can create professional-looking forms in no time. However, over time, as you create more and more form templates, you may find that many of them are very similar or share a lot of the same constructs.

For example, several of your form templates may contain sections used to collect address information from the user. It would be pretty tedious to have to add the same address block to each of your form templates, especially if there is no difference in this data from one form ...

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