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Beginning InfoPath™ 2003 by F. Scott Barker

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2.2. Creating Your First InfoPath Form

In the prior sections in this chapter you were introduced to the various task panes and the tasks contained within each pane. Now it is time to get to work and perform some of those tasks. In the next sections, you will create a new form, adding a few tables and controls by dragging and dropping them from the various areas on the Layout and Controls task panes. To create this form, the top section of the Absence Request form will be replicated, shown in Figure 2-7.

Figure 2.7. Figure 2-7

2.2.1.

2.2.1.1. Try It Out: Creating a New InfoPath Form
  1. Open InfoPath by choosing All ProgramsMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft InfoPath 2003 from the Start menu. The Fill Out a Form dialog box is opened.

  2. Click on the Design a Form task. You will then see the Design a Form task pane with a blank design layout. The Design a Form task pane can be seen in Figure 2-8.

    Figure 2.8. Figure 2-8
  3. Click on the New Blank Form task. The designer now displays a blank form, with the Design task panes open.

2.2.1.2. How It Works

When a form is created using the InfoPath editor, ...

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