MacMost: Question and Answer Forum

The MacMost Question and Answer Forum is a place where you can ask how-to questions about your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other Apple products. MacMost specializes in tutorials, tips and techniques of the “how-to” variety, as opposed to “fix-it” questions that are more about something not working as expected.


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4/7/20
iPad iOS 13, Numbers 10.0 2 Spreadsheets: one is a list of dates/times going through a toll booth, along with cost all in 1 row. The other spreadsheet is beginning/ending date/time of a job in 1 row I’d like to match the toll cost with the job. —– Chris ... (1 Comment)
4/7/20
I have Catalina version 10.15.4 on my iMac. I followed MacMost’s “How To Uninstall Apps On Your Mac” instructions dated 8/16/19. “Zoom’s” web site did not have any instructions on removal of their Mac App. Therefore, I deleted the Zoom files ... (1 Comment)
4/6/20
I recently purchase 21.5″ iMac running Catalina. I am using Numbers 10.0 (6748). I replaced an iMac that I owned since February 2010 (still running great). I was using the Apple version of Excel. I though I would not install it and learn Numbers, which has been working ... (2 Comments)
4/6/20
I had a touch password protected spreadsheet in Numbers and I forwarded it to another computer that does not have touch password. It asked for the password which I forgot. I looked in Keychain and deleted it in error… now I cannot open the spreadsheet with touch and it asks ... (2 Comments)
4/5/20
After viewing some of your tutorials about the use of Javascript in macOS, I’ve been trying to build my first script for automating the use of Numbers spreadsheets. I already have a fair expertise in programming in VBA and (less so) in Applescript. Unfortunately I have ... (1 Comment)
4/5/20
I have an older MacBook Pro (2012) with a hard drive. USB Drives with high capacity are reasonably priced now, so I was wondering if it was practical or even possible to buy a 256 or 512 GB thumb drive, plug it into the side on my MBPro, then boot up and operate using it instead ... (1 Comment)
4/4/20
Airport Utility (AU) v.6.3.9. in the Network tab, there is a section “Enable access control” with a button next to it “Timed Access control” wherein one can specify the MAC addresses and allot wireless access times. So this way, I can control Wi-Fi access ... (1 Comment)
4/3/20
I have a Macbook Pro with Catalina. I am new to Pages. I am working on a three column table. I am trying to increase the far right column to give more space to the middle column. How do I increase the far right column? Thank you. —– Elaine Goldman ... (2 Comments)
4/3/20
How do I assign a value to a word or letter in Numbers example: Yes or Y has a value and No or N has a value. then to add a chart bar/ Pie chart showing Yes and No —– David ... (1 Comment)
4/3/20
I’ve seen Gary (and many others) use an annotation pointer (red dots, circles, exploding selections, etc) when making instructional videos, etc. on his Mac OS Is that feature an external app – if so, what is it? I am using my Zoom.us client for Mac to hold meetings ... (1 Comment)
4/3/20
MacMost Now 722: Do You Need a Mac Cleaning Program This video was posted almost 8 years ago. Is this still valid for Mojave and Catalina? Any updates on the recommendations? Thank you so much, Frans Kemper —– Frans Kemper ... (4 Comments)
4/3/20
I’m doing Zoom webinars from my 2019 MacBook Air, but I want better audio quality than just the internal microphone. There’s a headphone jack, but no audio in, just the two USB-C ports. I suspect there’s some way to input audio via USB-C, but all my Google ... (2 Comments)
4/2/20
I am using lookup to populate a cell from the previous cell pop up menu. The lookup references a master table for the values. The first option on the pop up menu is “choose category”, and I want the adjacent populated cell to be blank (not 0, not the exclamation point ... (2 Comments)
4/2/20
Do you know if it is possible to turn off the option for Desktop and Documents backup to iCloud without it deleting everything on the local Mac? Want to do this for a friend but don’t really know if I want to trust the ability to restore the deleted files afterwards. (Friend ... (3 Comments)
4/1/20
I like my text to be 12 pt in size and I would like a different font for the Blank template in Pages. How do I modify the Blank template? Thanks Adrian —– Adrian ... (1 Comment)
4/1/20
I have a iPhone X and I need to protect my data from snatching. Moreover, I want to access different country content on my smartphone. What do you think I need a vpn or not? —– Linda Martin ... (1 Comment)
3/31/20
How do I keep a complete manual in books on my iPhone without having To download it from the Cloud each time? I usually have to refer to my engine manual on my sailboat at least once every month or so. We are often out to sea (no internet or phone service). When I attempt to look ... (2 Comments)
3/31/20
Hi Gary, I watched your ‘shortcuts’ video on your ‘@@space’ to paste you email address without typing it. Is there a shortcut for doing exactly that on an iPad? (Below I will have to type it twice to submit my question.) A shortcut to paste my email address would save a ... (1 Comment)
3/30/20
Hi Gary, I’m using MacOS Catalina version 10.15.4 (19E266). Now I want to do a clean install, because my system is operatig since 2017 with varios OS updates. Creating an install media isn’t the problem, but there is one point which I have doubts about it! What schema ... (2 Comments)
3/29/20
I remember being able to search for tons of courses from different education institutions in OSX. I can see it now in my iPad with iTunes U. I am looking to have access to the same material from my iMac. Is there a way to see the courses in OS X or it is just for iOS ... (1 Comment)