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Auto Fill – What Does It Mean to You?
The words ‘auto fill’ may sound a little strange but when you put them in context, these two little words become a very helpful and handy solution to inputting data on your computer.
The function auto fill is used in many ways on computers; even your home computer will have an auto fill feature. Auto fill is when you type something in once then the computer can be set to remember the entry. Hence next time you are asked to fill in details about your email or address the computer will automatically fill in the appropriate information.
This is a great time saving device, as unless you are a really fast touch typist, the computer’s auto fill will definitely be quicker than you are. All that is needed is to select the required information with one click of a button.
Not only can auto fill save you time but more importantly it means that the data you are inputting will be accurate. Although, obviously you need to make sure the first time you entered the data it was correct! It is especially handy when you need to type your email address, because as we all know when typing email addresses they are useless unless they are 100% correct. Email addresses are so easy to get wrong, with all the w’s and dots needing to be in the right places!
Another handy aspect of auto fill that you may have spotted is when you are sending an email. Have you noticed that if you have an email address stored you only need to type in the first few letters and up appears the email address of the person you need. Very clever and again this is auto fill.
Whilst these are all practical and time saving uses of auto fill for our everyday lives, the use of auto fill in the business world jest is vital and can save companies money. If you use the internet to purchase items then I am sure you have seen auto fill address systems which companies use to ensure they have your address right. This is important for billing for the company and for delivering your purchase to your correct address.
Auto fill address asks you to input your postcode and rather than typing in your address, you then simply select your address from a drop down list of addresses. As with use at home, this ensures accuracy and saves you, the customer, time.
One company who offers auto fill address solutions is Simply Postcode Lookup, they are able to offer postcode software (http://simply-
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If you would like to sample how this can be done with a simple software package take a look at Simply Postcode Look Up (http://www.simply-