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SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide by Christopher J. Regan, Piotr Prussak, Christopher Pragash, Joris Poelmans, Nilesh Mehta, Jason Medero, Michael Lotter, Murray Gordon, Bob Fox, Christopher M. Buechler, James Pyles

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Forms Deployment

InfoPath forms can be deployed in a number of ways: to a network location, embedded in an email, and published to SharePoint 2007. Within SharePoint 2007, InfoPath forms can be deployed three different ways:

  • Deploy directly to the Form Library

  • Deploy the form template as a site content type

  • Administrator-approved form template deployment

The appropriate deployment option needs to be chosen based on the security restrictions and the data access requirements, among other things. Form templates that contain business logic require full trust. Form templates that do not use data connections managed by administrators or that do not contain business logic code can be deployed directly to a SharePoint site's form library by a user who has privileges.

Publishing to the Form Library

A user with appropriate privileges can publish an InfoPath form directly to the Form Library. Ideal candidates for such a deployment would be forms that do not use custom logic or data connections. To publish a form to the Form Library, follow these steps:

  1. Select File → Publish, and click Next.

  2. Specify the URL of the site where the form needs to be published, and click Next.

  3. Ensure that Document Library is selected and that "Enable this form to be filled out by using a browser" is also checked. Click Next.

  4. In the dialog box that appears, select "Create a new document library." If a document library for this form template already exists, select the "Update the form template in an existing document library" ...

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