IntroductionStarting in 2014, we will be using a new layout for competition entry forms. This is to make it easier to fill out the form online.
The new forms are still supplied as Microsoft Word files, but setup so that only the form fields can be edited.
(Note: they are saved as ".doc" files, rather than ".docx", so you should be able to open them with any version of Word.)
The forms can still be printed, filled in by hand, and posted back, but can now be edited much more easily on your PC, for emailing back to us.
EditingRecent versions of Microsoft Word will probably give you a warning about editing a file downloaded from the Internet.
Just click the "Enable Editing" button so you can edit the file.
(See here or here for how to permanently disable that message)
Then just click in the "Competitor Name" field (or just press the TAB key), and a light blue rectangle will appear there, and you can start typing.
Once you have entered text in to a field, you can press TAB, or Down-arrow to move to the next field, or mouse clicks to move to any field.
Signature fieldsThe places to be signed (by the "Competitor", "Driver", "Navigator" when appropriate, and "Parent / Guardian", can NOT be edited.
These must be physical signatures, so if you enter online you will need to sign and date the form during documentation check at the event.
Saving the fileOnce you have completely filled out the form, you will need to save the file to your hard drive.
If you are editing a file you already saved, then just save the edited version and exit.
Otherwise, if you elected to edit the file directly from the website (using the "Open" option in Internet Explorer), then use Word's "File, Save As" command to select where to save the file on your hard drive.