Topic outline

  • Type text into a text field

    When using programs on your computer or browsing the internet, there may be times when you need to type some information into a box called a text field.

    Examples of this might be when completing an online form (such as claiming a Medicare rebate), signing up for a newsletter, and even searching for things in a web browser.

    Below you will find three different ways to learn how to type into a text field. You can:

    • Watch it: A short animation demonstrating how to type in a text field.
    • Try it: For laptop and desktop computers only. Have a go at typing in a text field in this interactive challenge.
    • Read it: Read the steps in our handy guide that you can print or save for later. Available in different languages in the Print the guide section at the bottom of this page.