"This form template is browser-compatible, but it cannot be browser-enabled on the selected site" message

Learn how to configure Forms Services to allow users to browser-enable form templates.

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Problem

You receive the following message when you try to publish a browser-compatible InfoPath 2007 form template to a SharePoint server with or without Forms Services:

This form template is browser-compatible, but it cannot be browser-enabled on the selected site.

Solution

Configure Forms Services to allow users to browser-enable form templates.

Discussion

You might see the following message appear in the InfoPath 2007 Publishing Wizard when you try to publish an InfoPath form template to a SharePoint site:

This form template is browser-compatible, but it cannot be browser-enabled on the selected site.
Figure 1. Message in InfoPath Publishing Wizard.

To resolve this issue:

  1. Open SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration.
  2. On the Central Administration page, click on the Application Management tab.
  3. On the Application Management page, under InfoPath Forms Services, click Configure InfoPath Forms Services.
  4. On the Configure InfoPath Forms Services page, select the Allow users to browser-enable form templates checkbox.


    Figure 2. Settings on the Configure InfoPath Forms Services page.
  5. Close the InfoPath 2007 client application.
  6. Open the InfoPath form template again.
  7. Try publishing the template again.

While the Allow users to browser-enable form templates setting is not the only setting you will have to set to get browser-compatible forms to work with Forms Services, it is the minimum required setting to allow users to be able to browser-enable browser-compatible InfoPath form templates on SharePoint 2007 through InfoPath's Publishing Wizard.

 
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