InfoPath 2007 – Contact Selector Shows Red X

On rare occasions, I have ran into this and I always seem to forget what to do then this happens.  It’s actually quite simple.  All that you need to do is run office diagnostics.  First things first, close InfoPath.  Then, follow the directions for your version of Windows.

Windows 7

  1. Windows
  2. Control Panel
  3. Programs and Features
  4. Find your Office installation and right click on it
  5. Click Change
  6. Click Repair

Windows XP

  1. Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Add or Remove Programs
  4. Find your Office installation and right click on it
  5. Click Change
  6. Click Repair

Once the repair has completed, open InfoPath and check your form.  The contact selector should be working fine now.

 

Editing a Windows 7 Hosts File

I know that this may be common knowledge to most people in the IT world, but sometimes I forget even the simplest of tasks.  I haven’t edited a hosts file in 7 years so it took me a minute or two to remember where I was supposed to do this.  Now that I am running Windows 7, there is one more thing that I had to do…..Run as Administrator.

I decided to create a short video on how to edit your hosts file.  Enjoy!