Dear Computer Lady,
I just set up an entirely new system, with Windows 7 and MS 2007. Wow! It’s like dealing with an alien it’s all so different! Like learning how to use a computer all over again!
My question is that in XP, on the Internet there was the AutoFill feature that allowed me to fill in forms in one click. I can’t find this feature in Windows 7, I’m having to fill in forms line by line. Help!
Thanks for your continued great work! Brenda
Internet Explorer has a feature called AutoComplete, but it does not have an AutoFill feature like you are describing.
AutoComplete stores information that you type into web form fields like your name and address, and then fills them in for you.
I am pretty sure the AutoFill feature that you are talking about was actually part of the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer. You can install the Google Toolbar on your new computer, and then set up the AutoFill with the directions below.
1. Open Internet Explorer and go to www.toolbar.google.com
2. Click once on the blue bar that says, “Install Google Toolbar”.
3. Read the Google terms of service, then click on the “Accept and Download” button.
4. Click on “Run” in the download box, then click on “Run” again in the next dialog box.
5. A new Internet Explorer window will open with the Google Toolbar added. Click “OK” in the little “Welcome” window.
6. In the Google Toolbar, click on the wrench icon and in the dialog box that appears, click on the “AutoFill” tab on the left.
7. Click on, “Add new profile” and fill in your information. Click “Save” at the bottom of the dialog box, and you will be set to use your new “AutoFill”.