Here's some common functions you'll find on many online forms. Feel free to practice on this page as much as you need.
Multiple choice questions
The tiny circles next to each answer are known as radial buttons. When you see these, that means you can only click one of the options. If you click on a 2nd radial button, it will de-select your first choice. Try clicking on the circle next to Option A now. Then click on the circle next to Option B and watch what happens.
If you see a square box next to an option instead of a circle, that indicates you can pick as many as you'd like. Click on at least two boxes now.
Using the Tab key to maneuver through the screen.
Look on the left of your keyboard. Just above the Caps Locks key, you should see a Tab key. When you hit the Tab key, it will take you from one blank box to the next. That's a little shortcut so you don't have to keep using the mouse to click in each box. Try it out!
Sometimes you'll be offered the option to type text directly into a box. To do so, click in the box and start typing. Sometimes you may be prompted to copy and paste some text into the box. Practice now by highlighting this paragraph. Don't know how to highlight? Place your cursor directly in front of the first letter of this paragraph. Hold your left-click button on the mouse down, then slowly sweep your mouse to the end of the paragraph. Release the left-click button. The entire paragraph should be highlighted in blue. Next, right-click directly on the blue highlighted text. A little menu should pop-up. Next do a left-click on "copy." Next you will right-click directly inside the text box. Then left-click on "paste." Voila!
You can identify a drop-down menu by text that has a blue arrow next to it that's pointing down. Go ahead and click on that blue arrow now. A menu will pop up. You can go ahead and click on only one of the options. Like radial buttons, if you click on a 2nd option, it will de-select the first option.
Now click on the submit button at the bottom.
Whenever you see a small red asterisk next to a question, that indicates that you must supply an answer for that question. If a form doesn't submit, that typically means a required question wasn't answered.
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