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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3/19/19
I have always been able to go into Word, File, Share, Email as an attachment until I updated to Mojave. Now an email does not open and I have to do things in reverse. Open a new message drag and drop Word doc. However, if I go to Print I can send in email. (Just discovered ... (2 Comments)
3/18/19
I have an iPhone and two iPads. I can receive and send messages on one of my iPads, but I get a “message failed to send” message on the other. I would like all 3 to be synced to send and receive messages. Are there settings I need to check? Are there other steps I need to ... (1 Comment)
3/18/19
I cannot find any print command in the reminders app. What am I missing ? —– Jean-Marc ... (1 Comment)
3/18/19
How do I arrange a random group of names into alphabetical order? —– M. F.etcher ... (1 Comment)
3/17/19
I am helping a neighbor who has an iPad he got from a friend who owed him money. The friend is in a Nursing facility in California and we are in Florida. The owner does not remember much and definitely not the password. How can I reset this new (older model) iPad so its is ... (1 Comment)
3/17/19
I have an MBA I’d like to deauthorize from my Apple account. I know I can deauthorize all, but I’d prefer to just do it from the MBA. Trouble is, the MBA has a damaged screen and I can’t use trackpad blind. How do I connect to my iMac to enable me to see the MBA ... (8 Comments)
3/16/19
Using Preview, when I insert text it always inserts it in the middle of the document (pdf, Word, .txt, etc). I then need to move it to wherever I want. Can I change this to insert the text where I click? And, can I change the text to be Left Aligned instead of Center ... (1 Comment)
3/16/19
I want to make an alphabetized address book in Pages, but don’t know if it will do that? I don’t even know how to begin it. There is no template that I can see in the Pages “New” settings? Any suggestions for me, please? —– Jude Hibler ... (1 Comment)
3/14/19
Thank you for your list of devices and apps used in making your great tutorials. How do you screen capture them? Do you use the QuickTime screen recording? If you want to use a video clip in a tutorial do you have to use Soundflower to capture system audio? I havenʻt had ... (1 Comment)
3/14/19
I am trying to get more than one mail address to go to one smart mailbox. i can get one address but when i add another address all email disappears. when i delete one then the emails reappear. I am using “from” “contains” then the “email ... (2 Comments)
3/14/19
I am new to numbers and am trying to convert Australian Dollars to USD at the PayPal Rate with there fee included. Can you write the formula for me? Thank you. —– Brett Kroos ... (2 Comments)
3/13/19
What are the pros/cons of having a Sim Pin on an iPhone X? —– Mike ... (2 Comments)
3/13/19
When using Mojave’s screen capture utility to capture a selection, I choose the “5 second delay” and “Show Mouse Pointer” options. But the mouse pointer doesn’t show up in the screen capture. Am I forgetting ... (5 Comments)
3/13/19
Why does the App store say “can’t install on this computer” when I hit “install” from the App Store? —– Rajesh Singh ... (1 Comment)
3/13/19
I want to sort the Bookmark folders alphabetically. How do I do that? —– Peter Paul Mendel ... (1 Comment)
3/12/19
Gary, what OS upgrade could I put in an older Mac Book Pro safely? I am using Mavericknow. Spects are: 200 GB free SATA Disk, 4GB memory, 2.4Ghz Inter Core 2 Duo. Current OS: 10.9.5 My second question is where would I find the upgrade, if in fact this feasible? Thank You, ... (2 Comments)
3/12/19
I use gmail and get it using Mail and occasionally look at Google Mail via Safari/Google/Mail. I only have this one email account now -which is fine for me. Google has everything sent to me beginning circa 2013. I want to simplify things – retired and just let go mydomain ... (1 Comment)
3/12/19
Hi Gary, I recently replaced a Mac and set it (the older one) up for my parents who are new to Apple and tentative about tech to begin with. They are an hour away and it would be helpful to be able to see what they are trying to do, help them with the effort, or, in some cases, ... (1 Comment)
3/11/19
I want to give away my 2013 iMac. I know that I need to sign out of iCloud, iTunes, etc. but then I want to reinstall the Mojave OS. Can I press Command Q to stop at some point so it will be ready for my cousin to sign in? —– Allan ... (1 Comment)
3/10/19
Time Machine does it backup every hour, day, week etc but if the backup is up to date, example only 1 minute ago and I create a document and save it to the desktop or a folder, then put the Mac in sleep mode and not return to the computer for at least 2 hours will Time Machine ... (3 Comments)