I currently had a browser enabled InfoPath form which would open from SharePoint. I recently made changes in SharePoint Designer (specifics here, it's the accepted answer: Simple way to color code a column in a document library?) and now my InfoPath form will still open in a browser and can be saved, but if I want to modify it, it wont let me open the form in a browser. It has to be opened in the client application. Any help/suggestions as to how I can modify it through the browser?

  • are you receiving any error or something when you open to modify in browser?
    – Deepu Nair
    Commented Oct 27, 2011 at 6:53
  • What are you even talking about?
    – tehman
    Commented May 30, 2012 at 17:30

2 Answers 2


Wouldn't you just want to use rules within InfoPath to handle that? You can create display rules based on the value of fields.

  • I have it set to open in a browser, but for some reason when I click it on the Sharepoint server (only to modify not create) it opens it in the infopath client.
    – tehman
    Commented Sep 26, 2011 at 14:31

just check what is the extension of the form- .xsn or .xml?

fyi .xml will open in browser and .xsn will open in client

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