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Lets users work at their own pace. Some form-generating
programs insist that users complete the entire form at one sitting;
otherwise, the data is lost and the user has to start again later.
InfoPath enables the user to stop and save the form at any point and
return to it later. The form can be saved on the worker’s local hard
drive and then submitted to the database (or forwarded along in the
approval process) when the form is complete.
For those who will be designing forms in InfoPath, another set of
highlights emerges:
Create forms in a WYSIWYG environment. WYSIWYG, or
“what you see is what you get,” enables designers to see what
they’re creating as they’re creating it. Design view in InfoPath
enables form designers to modify the format of the displayed form
and choose to insert controls, display the data source, and manage
created views, all without leaving the InfoPath interface.
(See Figure 6-4.)
Figure 6-4 Design view in InfoPath gives forms designers tools for
working with formats, controls, data sources, and views.
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