Creating forms in SharePoint without InfoPath or IFS
Posted on 2009-05-13
I am not a developer, I have limited to access to SharePoint ( I can create new site, custom lists and things like that). We do not have MS InfoPath , FrontPage, SharePoint Designer or Forms Server. When I try to create a custom form under Site Settings, I get the pop up error that says I need INfoPath to create forms.
I have been tasked to create a simple form, with about ten fields, some single line text, some multi line( some mandatory and some optional), and a repeating region that allows the user to add as many attachments as they like. My manager also wants an alert everytime someone completes that form and submits it. I have tried creating a new site with a Custom List, the only problem with that is I can only provide my user a link to the page that requires them to click on "New Item" to see the "form". I need something where I can provide users with a direct link to the form itself, is there anyway I can do that, given the limitations I have. Is there an open source tool/ template that I can use, I am pretty sure I will not be able to get them to purchase anything for this.