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Introducing Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003 by Roger Jennings

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Adding a Simplified Form View

Removing unneeded elements from a form’s default view is the quickest and easiest way to add a new view to a form. The example in this section assumes that unneeded elements have default values for new forms or obtain their values from an existing XML data document that users edit. Here’s the basic process:

  1. Create and name a new, empty view.

  2. Copy the original form’s contents to the new view.

  3. Remove the unneeded objects from the new view.

  4. Rename the original default view.

  5. Assign the added view as the default view.

The following procedure removes the required Channel and optional Image sections from the default view of the RSS 2.0 form. Your C:\Microsoft Press\Introducing InfoPath 2003\Chapter10\Rss2v4 folder contains ...

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