I’ve been playing around with InfoPath forms this weekend for converting paper forms to eForms (Infopath forms). One of the challenge I have faced was maintaining the consistency of application look and feel for all the forms, since InfoPath designer doesn’t support master page layout but it also provide an alternative solution called custom TEMPLATE control which you can convert any layout in to a .STP file and can reuse across all the forms.
Open InfoPath Designer 2010 and select Template Parts as BLANK and click Design Form
Design your own layout…I have created a sample STP layout and Save it as Infopath Web Browser Template Part.
Once you save the template as .STP file then you can add it as custom template in the template section
Click Add or Remove Custom Controls and select template part and browse your .STP file.
Once the template added successfully it will appear in the Custom control section
That’s it. Now you can reuse the new custom template / control to any new forms and existing forms.
Hope this helps and If you have any comments, please feel free to write your feedback.