May I know if there are ways to download web-based InfoPath form from a SharePoint Site and view it under a InfoPath Viewer?


You can easily open it in InfoPath client application by selecting Edit it Microsoft InfoPath from ECB (list item) menu.

Since InfoPath web-based form is XML document you can also use SendTo > Download a Copy from same menu to locally save your form as XML. You can then open saved XML in InfoPath.

However, keep in mind that you need access to xsn template to properly view and edit your form (access to SP where xsn template is published)

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  • Got your point. Never thought that a web-based InfoPath form can still be able to download by that. Is there anyway to disable the 'Edit in Microsoft InfoPath' link? – Wilson Tan Sep 9 '11 at 8:29
  • Also, I notice that the above method only apply if the form is created. If the form is the 1st form to be created in the form library, it will be impossible to select 'edit in Microsoft InfoPath', right? - Do let me know if there are still ways to open the InfoPath form even there is no form created currently in the form library. – Wilson Tan Sep 9 '11 at 8:31
  • I think there is not. You can programatically delete ECB menu items in general but I don't recommend it. – Vedran Rasol Sep 9 '11 at 8:36
  • (your second comment) You can change Opening Documents in the Browser in Form Library > Advanced settings to Open in Client application – Vedran Rasol Sep 9 '11 at 8:38
  • I do not have the permission to access the Form Library > Advanced settings for another form library, which I am trying to see if I can download their web-based InfoPath form. May I know if there are ways to open web-based InfoPath form in form library that one do not have permission to change settings for the form library? – Wilson Tan Sep 9 '11 at 8:48

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