The most functional type of forms in SharePoint are XML forms, which are created using the recently popular Extensible Markup Language (XML). XML forms are extremely functional and can be tied in directly to SharePoint so that the results of the forms are directly entered into a list in the site.
There is a catch, however. To be able to fill out these forms, your users need to utilize a Windows SharePoint Services–compatible XML viewer such as Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003. InfoPath makes creating and customizing forms a piece of cake, and it is recommended that you install InfoPath just to try out this functionality.
Unfortunately, in modern IT infrastructures it is rare to run into environments that have ...