To collaborate on building forms for collecting data, we are uploading our .xsn form templates to a document library in a "Sharepoint Admins" site.
There are a couple of problems with this approach though:
- Contributors must have higher privileges because the "xsn" file type is on the blacklist. This issue is dealt with here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2483447
- Once the file is uploaded, clicking the drop-down list of options next to the uploaded XSN file, I choose "Edit in Microsoft Infopath". This results in an error:
This form cannot be opened because it requires the domain permission level and it currently has restricted permission. To fix this problem, open the form from the location it was published to.
Published location: file:///C:\Users\george.collins\Documents...
My working theory is that Infopath is trying to open the XSN in "filler" mode rather than "designer", because I can work around it by right-clicking the file link, download it, then right-click on my machine and choose "edit".
We want to be able to work on forms as a team, and keep track of who's working on which form (i.e. exclusive check-out) and maintain versions over time.
We may be doing this completely wrong. Grateful for any advice.