CHAPTER 2Tour of the InfoPath Client

The InfoPath client is very straightforward—opening it presents you with a wizard that allows you to select from a number of forms in a gallery of samples, from a list of recently used forms, and from an online library of forms. In addition, you can design and publish forms, guided by wizards in the client. This chapter will cover the fundamentals of the InfoPath interface, design concepts, and some of the underlying architecture concepts.

Form Templates vs. Form Data

One basic concept to understand with InfoPath (indeed, with electronic forms in general) is that the "form template" is separate from the "form data." In InfoPath, the form template is a new format with an .xsn extension. Traditionally, the ...

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