Add Collapsible Help to InfoPath Forms

One of my favorite things to do in relation to SharePoint is business process automation using workflow. What I REALLY enjoy is developing InfoPath forms to go with the workflows.

Recently I was working on an InfoPath form that had a need for a significant amount of text-based help within the form. If it is a sentence or so, it’s not a big deal to put the text inline or even as a screentip, but this was more text than a sentence.

After some thinking and playing with rules and picture buttons, I came up with the solution below:

Help collapsed, notice the [?] icon:

Help expanded, with a different [-] icon:


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