How do I add auto fill?

Written by louise balle
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Auto-fill is a convenient tool that you can find in some Internet browsers that allows you to fill out a web form. The tool automatically fills out the fields of your form according to entries you've made in the past. It is a built-in feature of Internet Explorer called "AutoComplete" and Mozilla Firefox has a free add-on that you can use for this purpose.

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Instructions

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    Select "Tools" then "Internet Options" on the Internet Explorer main menu. Press the "Content" tab to access the "AutoComplete" option. Press "Settings" in the "AutoComplete" section to bring up a small dialogue box.

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    Select all of the types of web pages you want to autofill. Your options include the URL bar, basic web forms and the user names and passwords on web forms. Click "OK" twice when you're finished to go back to your browser.

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    Visit a web form and type in your information. Submit the form. From now on, the information you saved in that form will automatically propogate into other forms that ask for the same field data (such as name, address and phone number).

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    Open the Mozilla Firefox browser and download the "Autofill Forms" add-on (see direct link under Resources). You can also click "Tools" then "Add-ons" and search for the "Autofill Forms" option.

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    Visit a website that contains a form. Click the pencil icon on the "Autofill Forms" toolbar and first select "Default" on the "Profile Switcher." Select "Settings" on the pencil icon after that.

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    Enter your field entries (such as name, address, phone number and e-mail address) in the fields of the "Autofill Forms Settings" dialogue box that appears. Click "Close" when you're done.

  4. 4

    Right-click an area of blank space on your forms web page. Select "Autofill Forms" then "Default" to propagate the form with the fields you defined earlier.

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