Today In this article I’ll explain the issues occurred for InfoPath 2010 designer (InfoPath forms) and the solutions when I upgraded my Windows 8 with Windows 10.
Issues: As soon as I have upgraded my windows 8 with Windows 10, we couldn’t customize our InfoPath forms in InfoPath designer. We faced couple of issues. Following are the issues faced and their solutions
1. When we open our list in browser and in ribbon click on “Customize in InfoPath” as
Figure 1 : "Customize in InfoPath" option in ribbon for the list
we got the error “Internet Explorer is required to use this feature” as
Figure 2 : InfoPath Designer issue with Edge browser
This is the issue with Edge browser. When we upgrade with Windows 10, it comes with Edge browser as
Figure 3 : Edge browser comes with Windows 10
Solution: We can still open the site in “Internet Explorer” browser. Following are the steps
- Click on “Open with Internet Explorer” option as shown in following figure 5, this will open the site in Internet Explorer browser. And then we can open the form in InfoPath Designer.
Figure 5 : Option in Edge browser to open the site in Internet Explorer
2. After upgrading to Windows 10, if we open site in Internet Explorer browser and click on “Customize in InfoPath” option from ribbon as shown in Fig 1, Microsoft InfoPath Designer 2010 throws an exception “Microsoft InfoPath 2010 or greater is required to use this feature.” also as shown in figure
Solution: I was really wondering, since didn't make any changes to InfoPath designer application, what cause to break it. So as usual started googling.... After googling a bit it found that this is known issue when we upgrade to Windows 1o. Also this is not only issue with InfoPath designer but for some users also other office products like MS Word, PPT etc.
After googling for long time, I found the clue and which is just repairing the InfoPath Designer. Means by going
“Control Panel >> Programs and Features >> Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 >> Change” as shown in following figure:
After clicking on Change, a dialog box will appear, select the “Repair” option and click on “Continue” option from there as shown in following figure:
Once the above set up completes please try to open InfoPath designer from browser to customize the form it will open successfully :)
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