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InfoPath 2007 Essential Training
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InfoPath 2007 Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Welcome

Hi and welcome to Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Essential Training. I'm David Rivers. InfoPath 2007 is the information gathering application that's part of the Microsoft Office system. So if you need to gather information efficiently and reliably from a variety of sources, then you might be thinking about creating and deploying electronic forms. If so, InfoPath 2007 allows you to do just that. Now, not only can you design and create forms in InfoPath, but you can also use InfoPath as a client for filling in those forms and collecting the resulting data. But InfoPath doesn't stop there. In this title we'll delve deeply into the electronic form creation process beginning with the basics before we start more exploring more advanced form options like adding controls or form security, connecting to data sources and even publishing your forms using a variety of options like Xcopy, e-mail and Sharepoint.
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  1. 2m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 20s
    2. Using the exercise files
      49s
  2. 25m 55s
    1. Introducing InfoPath 2007
      5m 30s
    2. Launching InfoPath
      7m 15s
    3. Exploring the client interface
      13m 10s
  3. 49m 1s
    1. Opening and using forms
      9m 54s
    2. Creating forms from samples
      7m 26s
    3. Creating forms from scratch
      3m 48s
    4. Creating form layouts
      11m 26s
    5. Modifying tables
      8m 21s
    6. Previewing forms
      4m 14s
    7. Saving a form
      3m 52s
  4. 1h 22m
    1. Using repeating tables
      8m 4s
    2. Repeating table properties
      7m 27s
    3. Adding a date picker
      4m 18s
    4. Adding text controls
      13m 23s
    5. Adding list and combo boxes
      8m 5s
    6. Using checkboxes and option buttons
      8m 50s
    7. Using validation rules
      7m 8s
    8. Using an optional section
      6m 26s
    9. Adding buttons
      10m 35s
    10. Enabling digital signatures
      7m 58s
  5. 22m 40s
    1. Formatting text
      6m 5s
    2. Aligning text
      3m 26s
    3. Formatting tables
      7m 47s
    4. Background colors and schemes
      5m 22s
  6. 32m 16s
    1. Protecting a form
      5m 17s
    2. Inserting pictures
      10m 2s
    3. Working with objects
      7m 50s
    4. Enabling a form for the web
      2m 46s
    5. Using the design checker
      6m 21s
  7. 24m 0s
    1. Creating views
      4m 39s
    2. Setting view properties
      3m 38s
    3. Creating a print version of a form
      5m 25s
    4. Using Print Preview
      5m 18s
    5. Printing forms
      5m 0s
  8. 22m 41s
    1. Publishing to a central location using Xcopy
      5m 57s
    2. Publishing to a network location
      5m 5s
    3. Publishing to SharePoint
      6m 42s
    4. Publishing via email
      4m 57s
  9. 24m 17s
    1. Creating a data connection
      6m 34s
    2. Populating controls from a data source
      6m 20s
    3. Importing forms from Word
      5m 49s
    4. Importing forms from Excel
      5m 34s
  10. 20m 44s
    1. Moving, showing, and hiding toolbars
      10m 28s
    2. Creating custom toolbars
      3m 39s
    3. Customizing menus
      6m 37s
  11. 18s
    1. Goodbye
      18s

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InfoPath 2007 Essential Training
5h 6m Beginner Dec 12, 2008

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Gathering accurate information from employees, clients, and customers has always been an important factor in maintaining a successful business. Many applications can assist in the creation of forms, but their delivery methods are often limited. In InfoPath 2007 Essential Training, David Rivers demonstrates how Microsoft's solution, InfoPath, can be used to create custom forms and deliver them via email or websites. He teaches how to use an array of pre-built templates, and also how to import previously developed forms from Word or Excel. He also covers how to publish these forms with a variety of applications, including Xcopy and SharePoint. David covers many aspects of typical forms, from pull-down lists to custom designs that tie the form to a company's needs. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Building a form from samples or creating a brand-new form from scratch Inserting a repeating table into an existing form Adding and modifying buttons to simplify form functions Creating specialized views in a single form for different users Connecting newly created forms to SharePoint Customizing the work environment to improve form efficiency
Subjects:
Business Forms
Software:
InfoPath
Author:
David Rivers

Welcome

Hi and welcome to Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Essential Training. I'm David Rivers. InfoPath 2007 is the information gathering application that's part of the Microsoft Office system. So if you need to gather information efficiently and reliably from a variety of sources, then you might be thinking about creating and deploying electronic forms. If so, InfoPath 2007 allows you to do just that. Now, not only can you design and create forms in InfoPath, but you can also use InfoPath as a client for filling in those forms and collecting the resulting data. But InfoPath doesn't stop there. In this title we'll delve deeply into the electronic form creation process beginning with the basics before we start more exploring more advanced form options like adding controls or form security, connecting to data sources and even publishing your forms using a variety of options like Xcopy, e-mail and Sharepoint.

Now, integration with other Office apps is an important feature of InfoPath. So we will be exploring ways to connect to Microsoft Access data for example and import existing forms that you may have created already in Word or Excel. So without further delay, let's get started with InfoPath 2007 Essential Training.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about InfoPath 2007 Essential Training.


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Q: When trying to open a file in InfoPath 2007, I get an error that says to open the form in the location it was published to. It also says: “Forms that require the domain permission level contain features that access information on a network, such as data connections, linked images, and code.”
What is causing the error, and how can the file be opened?
A: This is a known issue with InfoPath. Instead of double-clicking on the file, right-click on the file and select Design. That will allow you to open the files.
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