I've placed a person/group picker on a web enabled InfoPath 2010 form. It comes up and allows me to pick names from the farm no problem.
My issue is that I want to be able to write in the name of an individual who may not have an account on the farm / domain yet. The picker is really only being used for tracking purposes and I'd like to have the option to type in any name and have it accepted. As it stands I get the "No exact match was found. Click the item(s) that did not resolve for more options." message. In SharePoint I believe a picker column can be specified that does not have "presence"; is that possible in InfoPath?
I could conceivably embed this field in a hideable section and allow the user to specify "Person without SharePoint account" but I would very much prefer not to do that.