In company we have SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath 2013. I create a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010

I wanted to change approval form so I opened it with InfoPath. When I try to publish it I get this error:

Infopath has encountered an error. The operation failed publish.

Error is shown even if I didn't change anything and I try to publish.

What is strange when I tried to publish it using different user account it worked few times. However now also in other user account it gets error.

Any ideas how can I solve this problem?

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InfoPath 2013 is working with SharePoint 2010 properly but you should specify backward compatibility by doing the following:

  • Open your form.
  • file > info > form options.
  • at compatibility section > from for type drop-down list > select web browser form (InfoPath 2010) enter image description here
  • It's strange but I cannot change anything in compatibility section. It's all grayed out.
    – Daniel
    Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 11:18
  • do you have any issue to install InfoPath 2010 beside 2013 Commented Jun 26, 2017 at 13:04
  • Unfortunately installing anything in company's computer is a little problematic
    – Daniel
    Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 5:01

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