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  Asked By: Dontae    Date: May 04    Category: MOSS    Views: 775

I've set up a forms library, using the method of starting by designing
the form in InfoPath 2003, and then publishing it to a site using
the "create new library" function. What I didn't see, however, was the
expected (according to SP for Dummies instructions) prompt to enable
the form to be filled out in a browser window. Additionally, I got an
error "There has ben an error while loading the form." message when I
clicked "Edit in Browser" from the test form's dropdown menu in the
library. Is this because I'm using InfoPath 2003? I checked my central
admin settings, but I'm a little hazy on what to look for. Anyone want
to offer a list of things to check?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alison West     Answered On: May 04

You need to be using InfoPath 2007 for authoring the form, though if you
are careful IP2003 clients can still complete the forms. There are IP
2003 and Forms Services (filling out in a browser via MOSS)
compatibility settings in IP2007 that will do what you need.

Answer #2    Answered By: Freddy Heath     Answered On: May 04

Yes, I realize that using IP 2007 would be best. However, that's not
an option for the next 9-12 months so I would appreciate any helpful
data about whether or not it's possible to allow users to edit via
the browser. Given that I was able to successfully publish the 2003
form to the site, and it's MOSS that carries the "edit in browser"
capability, it seems that one shouldn't need 2007 to enable that.
After all, isn't that the point of the browser enablement--that you
don't need the app?

Answer #3    Answered By: Joanna Dixon     Answered On: May 04

First are you sure that you have an Enterprise license for MOSS?
Infopath forms server is only available in the Enterprise license.

Second, there is a compatibility switch that you need to throw when
creating the form in InfoPath to tell it not to use features that can't
be replicated in a web browser environment. That switch isn't in
InfoPath 2003 so you can't set it and I don't think you will be able to
publish forms created in Infopath 2003 using Infopath Forms Server. You
need at least one copy of 2007 to set the compatibility switch. That's
why you didn't see the expected switch.

Answer #4    Answered By: Justine Barrera     Answered On: May 04

The functionality is missing in 2003 forms I.e you can create and upload but
they won't work

You could buy 1 copy of 2007 to convert forms created in 2003 prior to upload

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