how do I give users that ability to create canned comments and ins

how do I give users that ability to create canned comments and ins

Post by Q2h1Y2 » Fri, 06 Aug 2004 02:39:05


I have a specific application that uses INFOPATH very successfully.. The app is that field inspectors go out make observations and create .xml docs based on those observations.. my problem is that all inspectors have their own way of doing things or describing things. so I can create a canned list of selections from a drop down box, however, they never quite encompass what every inspector wants to say.. we have provided a free text box but the complaint we have recieved during our initial implementation is that the individual inspectors typically make the same comments and want to create their own list of things to say..

My question is:

how can I give each inspector the ability to create a list of pre canned comments that they can use to insert into a particular field.. is there an easy way to do this without the users having to learn how to program the fields..???

thanks

Chuck
 
 
 

how do I give users that ability to create canned comments and ins

Post by Brian Teut » Sat, 07 Aug 2004 07:04:39

Here are a few ideas:

Have a second view where they can create the comments, and give them short
names. Then, you can have a dropdown on the first view that they can pick a
comment, then a button or rule to insert it. So that lives inside a
repeating section, and they can add and remove them at will.

I think this would let the inspectors maange the extra comments all within
InfoPath.

Brian