Solved

How Can I Share InfoPath (Xsn) Files

Posted on 2008-06-23
3
1,350 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Hi,

When I  send an xsn files to someone who has infopath, unfortunately he can not open the file unless he copy the same folder within me.

Ex:  if AAA.xsn resides in c:\Wednesday\  folder; he need to copy the file in c:\Wednesday\  .
Is there a solution for this.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:rtmtch
3 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
redrumkev earned 30 total points
ID: 21849757
rtmtch,

How are you doing?

I think the problem stems from the fact that the locaiton of the files within the xsn document are hard-coded and thus don't like to be moved (errors will be reported).

I found a link:http://blogs.msdn.com/wael/archive/2007/04/29/infopath-how-to-modify-the-xsn-file-and-the-inside-xml.aspx

Which illustrates how to change the xsn file, which your end user could do so that their file locaiton is correct for them and you could also do on the return, after updates, changes, etc., have been made.

My only other suggestion would be to export into a different format, for example, a PDF file if you just want someone to look over the form, but of course functionality will be limited or even totally removed.

Hope this helps,
Kevin
0
 
LVL 28

Assisted Solution

by:clayfox
clayfox earned 20 total points
ID: 21852821
XML documents, created with InfoPath templates (.xsn) must have access to the template they were created from.  This way InfoPath knows how to render the data.
So templates are published to central, shared locations, or can be published via email.

I believe this is the issue.

If you send an XSN to someone. They need to open it in design mode and republish it to create new documents.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Jeremy Morel
ID: 35747517
Also, you can save the document to the machine of the intended recipient, then right-click and choose  "design."
0

Featured Post

Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

Join & Write a Comment

Have you ever had the experience that you had to follow 10 steps over and over again every time when you need to nicely forward an important email to your manager? Fear no more! With the help of the Quick Steps feature in Outlook 2010, your old chor…
Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
The viewer will learn how to use the =DISCRINV command to create a discrete random variable, use this command to model a set of probabilities and outcomes in a Monte Carlo simulation, and learn how to find the standard deviation of a set of probabil…
The viewer will learn how to  create a slide that will launch other presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. In the finished slide, each item launches a new PowerPoint presentation and when each is finished it automatically comes back to this slide: …

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now