help please why cant i fill in form???

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Found 30th Apr 2008
had a job application form sent to me tonight

but cant seem to fill it in!the cursor is flashing but when im typing nothings coming up

help please

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Might be a silly question but is it meant to be filled in on the computer? Because the form may just be an image which is supposed to be printed out, filled in and then posted? Maybe?

Original Poster

i thought that

but then i forwarded it to my aunt and it let her fill it in,i just couldnt be bothered dictating it all to her

try doing "save as" on the document onto your computer (make sure you remember where you saved it!) then open that copy and try it again

Very strange that it works for her and not you. Have you got another computer you can use? Try from that one.

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LaoTzu;2002884

try doing "save as" on the document onto your computer (make sure you … try doing "save as" on the document onto your computer (make sure you remember where you saved it!) then open that copy and try it again



no still no joy :?

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melu;2002890

Very strange that it works for her and not you. Have you got another … Very strange that it works for her and not you. Have you got another computer you can use? Try from that one.



mmm it is strange

only got the laptop now infact its the first time i have done anything on microsoft word since having it :oops:

So it was a Microsoft Word file attached in an email? Which you have downloaded and now saved to your lappy. Does the cursor position move when you're typing? If yes then try changing the font colour. Could be that?

I'm stumped!

Original Poster

no it stays in the same place

i give up!!

thanks anyway have left rep

Banned

try two things

1. click file > permission
check it says unrestricted access

2. save the file on your desktop.. right click and select properties.. make sure read only is not checked!

Original Poster

thanks imranmaz box was checked but still not letting me write

cant find the permission bit?

It shouldn't be the restrictions or read-only as you've already said your aunt can type in it. Which is why I'm so stumped!

Banned

its the stop sign, or may look like a page of paper with the stop sign on it.
http://www.winsupersite.com/images/reviews/office2003_beta2_01.gif

Are you on vista and do you have a working copy of word?
If you were on a trial version and the trial has run out it lets you open documents but not edit them. All i did was go on the microsoft website and download another free trial (after the one already installed on the computer) and solved it this way

Banned

easiest thing is to print it & post it.
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