forms can be customized with InfoPath, and in the demo below
Peter Kalmstrom, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com
Business Solutions, shows how to do it.
InfoPath is included in Office 2013, but it is not included
in Office 2016. Microsoft will support the client application
until April 2023, but InfoPath Forms Services is no longer
supported in Office 365.
This is something you should be aware of when using InfoPath.
Forms customization with InfoPath is smooth, and you can
rather easily create better forms than the in-built ones,
but you might have to do the work all over again in the
Open a List Form in InfoPath
on the button Customize in InfoPath under the LIST tab
in the ribbon.
Accept the warnings, and the current design of the
form will open in InfoPath.
Now you can start customizing the form. These are some changes
you can do:
Drag fields to make them smaller or bigger.
Drag fields around to re-arrange them.
Insert pictures, links and tables.
Paste into the form.
Add fields from the list to the right by drag and
Publish the form when you are finished, and the new form
will be used in new as well as existing items in that list.
As shown in the demo above it is quick and smooth to customize
list forms in InfoPath. There is however one more drawback:
when you create a new column, it is not automatically added
to the form. Instead you have to open the list form in InfoPath
again and add it. This is also quick, but it is still another
step to take. In the demo below Peter shows how it is done.