Form-Filling Mode—The User's View

InfoPath 2003 can be used for two purposes—to design form templates, and to fill in InfoPath forms.

Good form design, like good design for other purposes, focuses primarily on the viewpoint of the user. If you are to design forms that are convenient and effective, as a forms designer and/or developer you need to understand how the InfoPath client works when used in form-filling mode. And, particularly if you are creating form templates to be used by newcomers to InfoPath, you need to make things as easy as possible for them. Remember, they likely won't have much idea, for example, what a repeating section is, or what to do with an optional section (controls are explained in detail in Chapter 4, “InfoPath Form ...

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