Microsoft® Office Infopath® 2010 Review
Microsoft InfoPath also famously known as Microsoft Office InfoPath is a program used to create XML-based data entry forms. The main aspect of InfoPath is that, it allows you to author and view XML files with a range of links from different data groups (schema). The most recent version of this software is Microsoft Office InfoPath 2010 for Windows operating systems.
InfoPath 2010 is developed for both corporate consumers and software developers, depending on the type of forms-based solution and business needs. Without dealing with programming codes, advanced business users can use InfoPath 2010 to design complicated electronic forms to quickly and economically collect data. Developers can produce advanced forms for departmental and enterprise business processes, including composite programs and workflow sequences, with InfoPath 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010 — using little or no code.
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 is most convenient to create electronic forms. InfoPath now offers the Office Fluent user interface and enables the creation of significant, interactive forms, without having to write any code. With just a few clicks, Office users can edit SharePoint list forms, including custom layouts and rules to validate data, and take them offline in SharePoint Workspace.
Software professionals can generate forms for document workflows and Office Business Applications that include managed code, digital signatures and also documents that connect to the line of business data.
In InfoPath 2010, there is a wide range of features available to build rich forms-based applications on top of the SharePoint Server 2010 platform.
It offers new features such as new Fluent UI, pre-built layout sections, pre-designed rules, improved rules management and vivid styles to quickly and easily create forms.
The New tab in the Designer Backstage offers you pre-defined templates that you can use. Most templates start you off with a default layout table.
Five- Layout your Forms Using Pre-built Page and Section Layouts
Laying out your forms and making it look more beautiful is now no more a pain. Use one of the pre-designed page layouts to give your forms a structure. Then, put some section layouts into the page layout to start creating your forms.
Four- Advanced Controls
There are some new controls that close the gap between user and browser forms, and ensure a more constant form filling experience for all clients.
Three- Add Pre-built Rules
With new pre-defined rules (or quick rules) and enhanced rules management UI, you can easily add rules to validate data, construct your form, or perform other tasks with just a few clicks, and that is all, you can do without writing a single code.
Two- Publish Forms Quickly
The new “quick” publish feature enables you to publish forms in no time (no more clicking through the Publishing Wizard every time you need to make an update to your forms).
One- Creating InfoPath Form Web Part
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 enables you to view your created forms across the Internet by simply adding the InfoPath Form Web Part page. You can also hyperlink it to other Web Parts on the page to send or receive data.
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 features includes powerful features to deal with data quality issues. It can be used to easily gather data through its electronic forms. You can cut unwanted data entry and maximize the quality of data collected. It supports industry-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML) using any customer-defined schema.
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