I have to fill out my timesheet data every friday in timesheets.
I've heard that selenium can be used to automate such manual tasks.
I don't have a programming background - how would I use selenium to do this?
Do I download an editor or something?
Your question has the tag WebDriver but in this case I would consider the Selenium IDE
Download and install the Firefox Selenium IDE plug-in - Selenium IDE
Start using it and learn how to use its functions to:
A final note - I love browser automation but I wouldn't use it for time sheet filling.
Too likely to have a unnoticed error IMHO. I'm sure it would start at 8 hours every day, never changes but at some point you or others would hit a snag, incorrect or invalid data and when it comes to timesheet entry that can make a real mess and get you into trouble. Your explanation that you were using automation to fill it out would just make the situation worse.