InfoPath form in SharePoint 2007 library opens as read-only without warning
Posted on 2011-05-03
We are using MOSS2007 Standard Edition and Office 2007.
I have a SharePoint library containing both Excel Documents and InfoPath forms, which requires check in and check-out.
If a user clicks on the URL of an Excel document without first checking it out, he receives a warning that it is read-only and a check-out button.
If he does the same with an InfoPath 2007 form, it simply opens in Read-only mode without warning (except for the not very visible "[Read-Only]" after the file name at the top of the screen). It is then possible to edit the form, but not to save the edits
Is there any way to make a check-out-and-edit button which is shown when the URL is clicked? Or at least to make a more visible warning that the form is read-only.
I also want to send the URL link in a workflow, but when the recipient clicks on it, it just opens as read-only (Is it possible to make the URL link to check out and edit?)