Alternate title: Why I never, ever, normally use a piece of **** code editor to build something I can myself in script/coding
Enter InfoPath 2003. It has sections that work like div tags, it has conditional scripting (powered by JS), and was pretty **** easy to build the bulk of the form.
And then I found out that M$ is full of *******, rage-inducing, monitor-destroying featureless design and only allows people with the software installed to view the bloody **** forms it makes!!!
OK, I say. It has to have a way to convert this to HTML/XML with a JS library. Oh HO HO, you know this is not true, it's MICROSOFT! They have this tool called a Downlevel tool. It supposedly converts the file to XML viewable via a browser. Except it doesn't. It converts it to XML code with no formatting or anything. I tried adding formatting to each of the files, and regardless which I choose, the form does not materialize.
So, all this to say two things:
1 - Anyone know anything about any of this who could shed some light on the how-to on this?
2 - My "time-saving" idea proves once again to always build **** yourself!