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InfoPath 2010 Web forms in IE and Firefox regarding the Multiline text box

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
 

Could someone please confirm if this is a bug.

I created an InfoPath form in 2010. As an Infopath form, the multiline textbox grows, as a user enters text, automatically as expected.

The very same form as a web form:

In IE 7 and IE 8 the box expands at every 20 or so chharacters instead of at the end of a line.

In Firefox (3.xxx) the box does not expand unless you press enter at the end of every line.

In IE 7 and IE 8 if you open a form that was created with FireFox, the boxes end up expanding as if it had been entered in IE instead of FireFox. FireFox seems to be the most compatable but how do I explain to user that they can use IE for everything but forms?

The question is this: Is it a bug because I would think the box should be dynamic as the user eneters data and should not require the user to press enter. When will this be fixed. It is holding us up as to ever being able to use InfoPath Web based forms which is a requirement because InfoPath based forms are not supported on any OS other than Windows. Web Based forms should operate and be available regardless of the browser type. Please advise.


Greg McAllister


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