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In Depth Information
Figure 6-3 The InfoPath Form view appears in a familiar Office-like
interface. Users enter information using this view.
Requires no special XML coding. The easy-to-use forms
interface enables users to simply click and type (or write) their
entries in the form and then save the form as usual. InfoPath does
the saving to XML behind the scenes, and because XML is InfoPath’s
native format, no transforms or exports are needed.
Allows easy validation of data entry. Users who are new to a
particular form are sometimes confused about what type of
information to enter in a field. Because InfoPath is built on highly structured
XML, the attached XML schema will let users know when entered
data does not fit the defined form. This helps ensure integrity and
consistency of data entered on forms deployed throughout an
Rich text-editing features ensure accuracy. The simple
textediting features of InfoPath enable users to run spell check or use
AutoCorrect as they work. This ensures that the entered data is as
accurate as possible before submission.