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Using Custom Controls in InfoPath 2010

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Dear all,

I'm hoping that you can help me, I've never used the custom controls in InfoPath and im only slightly familiar to IP2010.. If I explain what I've done, it might make more sense! I'm trying (firstly) to add the Adobe PDF read ActiveX control onto my InfoPath form, but I get an error:

"Controls that are not compatible with the current view compatibility settings will be hidden." - "The cusomt control that you have added is not compatible with the current form template or template part, and will be hidden in the controls task pane."

This is from a blank form template. What I hope to acheive in the future, is to add a more comprehensive PDF reader, which will allow the user to annotate documents, etc, (if you know of a good free PDF ActiveX control that would do this, feel free to recommend it to me!)

This will eventually be published to a form library on SharePoint 2010, but firstly I'd be happy to just have it working! If you could offer any advice or assistance to the above, it would be most appreciated!!!

Kind Regards,

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