The way Infopath forms open? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an issue at work whereby when one user recieves an approval request and opens the Infopath form, we notice a box showing that the file is being downloaded? When we see this sometimes the workflow works and sometimes it does not.

    On another machine we dont see this box saying downloading file, the forms just opens up, then the workflow works eveytime.

    Why does the file download on one and not another? I have Open Document using Documents Application Program selected.


    Any help would be most welcome.

    Monday, December 19, 2011 8:11 PM


  • At a guess, the user who gets the file download box has InfoPath installed on their PC, the user who doesn't get the box doesn't?

    This is due to having "Open Document using Documents Application Program" selected, this causes it to check the user's PC for the InfoPath client and if available to download and launch the form with it, if it's not available it will just launch in the browser. It should be set to always open in the browser.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:54 PM