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InfoPath not opening in browser

Posted on 2010-11-12
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Hi Experts,

I have an InfoPath form in a forms library that refuses to open up in a browser.  I have checked the setting for that Form Library and "Display as Web Page" has been selected.  I checked with our Farm Administrator and he verified for me that "Allow users to browser-enabled form templates" and "Render form templates that are browswer-enabled by users" are checked.

The weird thing is that when I modify that view and add the column "Name (linked to document with edit menu)" to the view, all of the sudden the form opens up in a browser.  

Adding to the confusion is that on one machine, I have InfoPath 2003 installed and no matter what column has been selected or not, the InfoPath form in the forms library opens up in a browswer.  However, on a different machine, I have InfoPath 2007 installed, and the behavior occurs that I have described above in the first paragraph

Thank you
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by:clayfox
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what happens on a computer which does not have Infopath installed?

By default IPFS opens in InfoPath if it is available.

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by:yechan
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Hi Clayfox,

I cannot tell because the Marine Corps installed either InfoPath 2003/7 on all machines.
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so then why do you care if it opens in the browser?  If everyone has IP then they can complete the form.
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The problem could be with the Compatibility settings on the Form itself.

If you can tell me what version of InfoPath you guys are using to develop the form, then I can give you some instructions on specific things to check within the forms configuration.
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by:yechan
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The only that seems to be consistent is that when InfoPath 2007 has been installed, the InfoPath form will not open up in a browser unless "Name (linked to document with edit menu)" has been selected.  However, when InfoPath 2003 has been installed, that InfoPath form will open up in a browser no matter what.

From what I was told is that the Form was created in 2007 but I will confirm.
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