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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Initiation Forms

Initiation forms are used to capture initiation variables, either when the workflow is attached to a list or content type or when the workflow is started by a user. In SharePoint Server these forms are InfoPath forms that you can customize easily using InfoPath Designer 2010. To learn how to work with InfoPath forms in SharePoint 2010, see Chapter 26, “Customizing List Forms with InfoPath 2010 Forms.” Out of the box, SharePoint creates initiation forms for its own workflows. You can see them by creating an instance of a workflow in the browser. You are prompted to complete the association form when attaching the workflow to a list or content type.

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The out-of-the-box initiation forms are a great example of SharePoint workflow ...

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