posted on December 12, 2006 8:42 AM by Kurt

Document Information Panel

Check out how easy it is to customize the Document Information Panel inside of Office 2007 using InfoPath. This article leads you through an approximately 3 step process that should allow you to have custom Document Information Panels up and running.

Two things I've noticed:
1. It's even easier than I previously thought. If you don't want to customize the panel beyond the xml data being stored, it's quite simple. You can simply edit the Content Type and the Document Information Panel default form will automatically pick up the changes (including specialized drop down fields).

2. This walk through doesn't seem to work on my version of Beta 2 TR. Not sure if that's a bug across all copies, but I have seen it work on the RTM. Something to watch out for.

Some screens and maybe a video walk through are in order, I think. Hopefully, I can post them at the end of the week.

Comments

# re: Document Information Panel

December 13, 2006 11:53 AM by Darren Strange
Hi, I recorded a short demo of this on my blog which you can find at:

http://blogs.msdn.com/officerocker/archive/2006/08/26/725188.aspx

cheers,
Darren

# re: Document Information Panel

December 22, 2006 10:35 PM by Alex Weinstein
Not sure if you've seen this already, but just in case - here's a team blog article on the document information panel:

http://blogs.msdn.com/infopath/archive/2006/11/06/data-binding-between-document-information-panel-and-word-document.aspx

-Alex