4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2009 2:58 PM by lkrupp
fenrother Level 1 (0 points)
When filling in some forms, there can be a security box where you must type the letters shown at the side. These are often a mixture of bold and normal type but I have been unable to find out how to do this. Sometimes it is both numbers and letters and in some instances they are slightly offset from each other.

Any help to overcome this would be appreciated.

MacBookAir & MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • sitspotsit Level 3 (785 points)
    There is no way to type in Bold letters in Safari. Even if it's for a form that you must fill in, it's not looking for Bold type; regular type will do, as long as the characters match what you see.
  • fenrother Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you. However this is not so since even when I type matching characters, the sites will not accept them. They have to be identical.
  • Allan Eckert Level 9 (50,716 points)
    Hi fenrother;

    If that is true then maybe the ones you should be talking with are the idiots that designed page.

    Allan
    tiger
  • lkrupp Level 4 (3,965 points)
    fenrother wrote:
    Thank you. However this is not so since even when I type matching characters, the sites will not accept them. They have to be identical.


    Sorry, but you are simply mistaken in your assumptions. These security boxes are actually images of numbers or letters, not text. This is done to confound automated programs so they cannot submit forms or posts without human action. I run into these boxes on a semi-regular basis when posting in forums that do not require membership. I have never had a problem. Upper/lower case makes a difference sometimes. Bold, or Italics, or spacing (offsets) do not make a difference. You are simply entering the letters or numbers incorrectly.

    Message was edited by: lkrupp