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XML in Office 2003: Information Sharing with Desktop XML by Priscilla Walmsley, Charles F. Goldfarb

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Chapter 9. Designing and using forms InfoPath Power User Task

  • Forms on steroids

  • Using a form

  • Designing a form

InfoPath, a new addition to the Office suite, is at heart a forms processor, although with novel features that transcend the category. Nevertheless, we pragmatic authors would have named it “Microsoft Forms”.

But Jean Paoli, who conceived the product, has a philosophic bent. Jean says the name InfoPath was chosen to connote the idea of “providing a path for information to travel among the disconnected islands of a business”.

In this chapter we’ll help you get your information traveling. We’ll teach you how to design forms and how end users go about completing them.

Skills required

No special skills are required for this chapter. However, general ...

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