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Design a form based on an XML schema

Person browsing for an XML schema

To use an XML schema as the basis for your form, you begin by choosing the schema you want.

While you can design a form from scratch, InfoPath is geared to help you base the form design on an outside source — the goal being to structure the form in such a way that data entered into it can be shared.

In this lesson, you'll get the simple steps for bringing an existing XML schema into InfoPath. You'll also come away knowing how the schema relates to your form, what its purpose is, and how it helps to supply you with the form content.

You didn't really want to re-invent the wheel anyway, right? To see how a schema does some of the work for you, click Next and read on.

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