Tuesday, December 6, 2011

InfoPath Getting Started, Part 1

This article is about how to create a simple InfoPath form and submit to the SharePoint server. First we will look at how to design a simple InfoPath form.

To start InfoPath, go to Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft Office and select Microsoft InfoPath Designer 2010. You can see there are some inbuilt form templates available as follows.

The details about Popular Form Templates, Advanced Form Templates will be described later. Now we are going to create a Blank Form template. Double click on Blank Form Template, you will get the blank form.

Here I’m going to create a form to fill information about Projects in an organization. InfoPath Designer also similar to other office packages. Adding tables and other controls are same. Insert a table with 2 columns and 6 rows. Design the table with text and controls as follows.

The controls can be inserted by select the relevant table cell and select the control from the Controls group. Right click on the controls and set the properties.