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  • Blog Post: New Demo Video Posted: Creating Forms in InfoPath 2010

    The first in a series of feature demo videos created by the InfoPath Product team is available for your viewing pleasure on Youtube. In this video, Bojana Duke, a Program Manager on the InfoPath team, covers the basics of creating forms in InfoPath 2010 using some of our great new features including...
  • Blog Post: Survey Creator

    Scenario A school department wants to create a standard digital template to use when administering tests to students. Since the template is to be a standard format across multiple classes, the department requires that teachers be able to enter questions appropriate to their individual classes. To...
  • Blog Post: Digital Signatures: Layout Tricks

    Folks frequently ask whether it is possible to customize the InfoPath user interface around digital signatures. Some want to show the signature at the very bottom of the form; others want to show signatures side-by-side; others want to disable form submissions when the document wasn't digitally signed...
  • Blog Post: Auto height for sections

    InfoPath forms are all about being dynamic, so it's important that the sections in your form grow and shrink appropriately. For example, if someone deletes an optional section from inside another section, the outer section should shrink accordingly.     Of course, sections will grow/shrink by...
  • Blog Post: Tabs

    In my last post I covered how to make Wizard-like forms . This time I want to talk about another common practice for organizing all the fields in a form: grouping each set of fields onto a "tab" so the user can switch between the sets in whichever order they wish. While wizards are useful in forms with...
  • Blog Post: Wizards (and we're not talking Harry Potter)

    I just got back from some customer visits in Washington DC (governments tend to have a lot of forms…) and a common design pattern came up a few times: creating wizard-like forms. Since InfoPath provides all the built in tools to do this, without any fancy XPaths or code, I thought it would be fun to...
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