Microsoft Office InfoPath Designer 2010 - Foundation Course Outline

Microsoft Office InfoPath Designer 2010 - Foundation



Section 1: Starting Out

Lesson 1.1: Meeting Microsoft Office InfoPath Designer 2010

What is Microsoft InfoPath 2010?

What's New in Microsoft Office InfoPath Designer 2010?

An XML Primer

Opening InfoPath Designer

Interface Overview

Interacting with InfoPath Designer

Closing InfoPath Designer


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Lesson 1.2: Working with Form Files

Saving Files

Opening Files

Using the Recent List

Switching Between Open Files

Closing Files


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Lesson 1.3: Creating a Form.

Using the New Form Window

Creating a New Form

Adding a New Table

Adding Text

Adding Controls

Previewing Your Form


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Lesson 1.4: Using Basic Editing Tools

Selecting Data

Dragging and Dropping Text

Using Cut, Copy, and Paste

Using Undo and Redo

Using Find and Replace


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Lesson 1.5: Adding Controls

Understanding Control Types

Resizing Controls

Moving Controls

Deleting Controls

Using the Control Tools - Properties Tab

Adding a Label


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Lesson 1.6: Getting Help in InfoPath Designer 2010

Getting Started with

Opening Help

Using the Help Screen

Using the Help Toolbar

Searching Help

Using the Table of Contents

Getting Help in a Dialog Box


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Understanding and Customizing the InfoPath Designer Interface

Lesson 2.1: Getting Acquainted

Using the File Menu (Backstage View)

Using the Mini Toolbar

Using Dialog Boxes

Using Right-Click Menus

Keyboard Shortcuts


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Lesson 2.2: The Quick Access Toolbar

About the Toolbar

Adding and Removing Buttons

Moving the Quick Access Toolbar

Customizing the Toolbar


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Lesson 2.3: Tabs and Groups

About Tabs

About Groups

About Option Buttons

Minimizing the Ribbon


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Lesson 2.4: Customizing the Ribbon

Getting Started

Adding or Removing Tabs

Arranging Tabs and Groups

Creating New Tabs and Groups

Customizing Group Commands

Resetting all Customizations


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Command Tab Overview.

Lesson 3.1: The Home Tab

Clipboard Commands

Format Text Commands

Font Styles Commands

Controls Commands

Rules Commands

Editing Commands

Form Commands


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Lesson 3.2: The Insert Tab

Tables Commands

Illustrations Commands

Links Commands

Page Format Commands

Symbols Commands


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Lesson 3.3: The Page Design Tab

Views Commands

Page Layouts Commands

Themes Commands

Headers Commands


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Lesson 3.4: The Data Tab

Form Data Commands

Get External Data Commands

Submit Form Commands

Rules Commands

Roles Commands


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Lesson 3.5: The Developer Tab

Code Commands

Events Commands

Control Events Commands

COM Add-Ins


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Creating a Basic Form.

Lesson 4.1: Using Templates

Using Popular Form Templates

Using Advanced Form Templates

Using InfoPath 2007 Form Templates

Using Template Parts


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Lesson 4.2: Getting Started with Tables

Anatomy of a Table

Inserting a New Table

Creating a Custom Table

Using the Table Tools - Layout Tab

Using the Table Properties Dialog


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Lesson 4.3: Modifying Tables

Selecting Table Data

Moving Tables

Adding and Deleting Rows and Columns

Resizing Rows, Columns, and Tables

Merging and Splitting Cells


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Lesson 4.4: Formatting Tables

Changing Cell Height and Width

Changing Cell Alignment

Changing Cell Padding

Changing Borders and Shading


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Doing More with Your Form.

Lesson 5.1: Formatting Text

Applying Text Effects

Changing Font Face, Size, and Color

Aligning and Justifying Text

Indenting Text

Removing Formatting


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Lesson 5.2: Advanced Text Tools

Applying Font Styles

Using the Format Painter

Using the Paragraph Task Pane

Creating a Bulleted or Numbered List


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Lesson 5.3: Managing Controls with Sections

Creating a Section

Creating an Optional Section

Creating a Scrolling or Horizontal Region

Modifying Sections

Removing Controls from a Section

Deleting Sections


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Lesson 5.4: Advanced Control Tasks

Setting a Default Value

Choosing the Data Type

Setting Control Properties

Formatting a Control

Using the Control Properties Dialog

Using the Fields Task Pane


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Lesson 5.5: Applying the Finishing Touches

Inserting Page Breaks

Checking Your Spelling

Changing the Theme

Choosing a Page Layout Template

Adding a Header or Footer


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions

Section 6: Publishing and Printing Your Form.

Lesson 6.1: About the InfoPath Filler

What is InfoPath Filler?

Opening the Filler

Interface Overview

Completing a Form

Submitting a Form


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Lesson 6.2: Setting Global Form Options

Opening the View Properties Dialog

Applying a Background Color or Picture

Changing the Font

Changing the Page Orientation

Modifying Margins


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Lesson 6.3: Preparing a Form for Sharing

Understanding Submission Methods

Running the Design Checker

Adding a Submit Button

Configuring the Submit Options

Publishing the Form


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Lesson 6.4: Printing Your Form.

Print Commands

About Quick Print

Using Print Preview

Setting Print Options


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Section 6: Case Study

Section 6: Review Questions


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