Summary: Customizing list forms is very easy with infopath 2010. A “Customize Form” option is provided along with the list properties as shown below. Now the problem is the editing performed on the form is reflected same in the entire three list forms (new/edit/display). Sometime the requirement can be to have different kinds of forms for new/edit/display fields. The steps described below provides a solution to this problem.
Applies to: Microsoft InfoPath 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010Published: Jan 2011
The basic knowledge of following things are required to perform this activity:
Before you start, set up a list with required number of columns on SharePoint site. The list will be having the OOB new/edit/display pages. These pages are to be individually modified using InfoPath 2010. Open the list as shown below.
Customize the list form
Create views in InfoPath
Associate views with the list forms
Open the list in SharePoint designer. The list forms would be displayed as shown below.(Highlighted in Green)
Click and open each list item. Right click as shown below and select Properties.
This way, you can edit the forms independently. On publishing, the changes will be reflected on the SharePoint.