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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Web Applications The Complete Reference by Charlie Holland

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CHAPTER 5 InfoPath Forms Services

SharePoint is a tool that’s been designed to be usable by nontechnical users. One of the key design tenets is the notion that nontechnical users should be able to create basic web-based solutions using the web user interface and applications from the Microsoft Office suite. Although Microsoft Word and Excel undoubtedly have their place in SharePoint application design, when it comes to creating data capture forms, a more tailored tool is available.

The primary goal of InfoPath 2010 is to make it easy for nontechnical users to create forms that can be used to capture user input. Forms can be completed offline using the InfoPath client application, or, by using InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint 2010, InfoPath ...

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