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Tech Tip: How to show the Views pane in InfoPath 2010


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Ms. Neagu is a noted expert on data applications and XML technologies. Adriana was co-inventor of Microsoft Office InfoPath, and co-holds 4 InfoPath patents.

If you used InfoPath 2007 you might find yourself missing the Views pane in InfoPath 2010. If you started with InfoPath 2010, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s so handy to easily switch views no matter what tab you find yourself on.

The good news is that the Views pane still exists, you just can’t find it in the ribbon. Here’s how to add a Manage Views button to your Quick Launch Bar so you can toggle the Views pane on and off from anywhere:

1. InfoPath 2010 has View tools on the Page Design tab, but no way to show the Views Pane

2. Customize the Quick Access Toolbar and choose More Commands

3 – 6. Select Commands Not in the Ribbon, Views Pane, Add, OK

7. Now you can toggle the Views pane on and off from anywhere in InfoPath. We also like to toggle the Rules and Fields panes there and to launch Preview.


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