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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10/21/20
I wanted to search for a space in some text and used SEARCH, but if no space is found I get an error. So I used something like this “=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(” “,F2,1)),TRUE,FALSE)”. If it is TRUE I can put the SEARCH in that part of the formula and I will ... (1 Comment)
10/16/20
I’m trying to search for specific terms in a pdf document within Preview. I use the “FIND” feature, but it seems that no terms show up. In other words, Preview is not doing OCR. Is there a built-in app within Catalina that will OCR a pdf doc? Or, if not, is ... (3 Comments)
10/15/20
Is there a way to add Bookmarks to the top of the Bookmark list? Whenever I “Add a Bookmark” in Safari, it always goes to the bottom of the list. I have a LOT of Bookmarks. I have to drag the new ones to the top in “Edit Bookmarks”. Thank ... (2 Comments)
10/15/20
This relates to Bookmarks – Folders (approx 18 containing numerous related Bookmarks). Some Folders have mysteriously become hidden within other Folders, making it necessary to open Folders in turn to find the nested Folder and then its Bookmarks. Is there any way of ... (1 Comment)
10/14/20
What cables do I need to run a projector during a Zoom meeting? The meeting will be a hybrid with people in the room and some on Zoom. Meeting will have people in the room and some attending remotely via Zoom software. —– Karen P ... (3 Comments)
10/14/20
I would like to know how to use Siri to dictate a note/reminder and save it on my iPhone. Like remember to pick up bread and milk or bag of potting soil. Just looking for a way to dictate a quick reminder. Do I need a special app in order to do so? Thank you so much for any ... (1 Comment)
10/11/20
Hello everyone, I am using Numbers where I created a table with two columns. The cells of the first column contain a drop-down menu with a list of currencies. What I am looking for is a way to set the currency format of the cells in the second column based on the values of the ... (1 Comment)
10/11/20
How to move photos and contacts from Android to new iPhone I want to switch from an Android to an iPhone. —– Scott C ... (4 Comments)
10/9/20
Gary, how do I convert my TIFF images to JPEG within Apple Photos? I have changed the setting within my iOS (iPhone 11) but not sure if similar can be done on my 2017 Mac. 50% of my photo collection are TIFF. Something I decided to do at the beginning because I thought tiff best ... (1 Comment)
10/8/20
I recorded a meeting that someone else was hosting (I received permission to tape the meeting). When the meeting was over I went to the recorded file ad download it to my Mac. When I try and open the file it gives me two options: Open with Transcode or go to the App store. ... (1 Comment)
10/8/20
I’ve created a workflow with Automator. And I’ve created an alarm in my calendar (local calendar on my Mac) opening the Automator.app Challenge: the calendar alarm opens the automator.app (or automator worklfow file, I tried both) but does not execute it. How to make ... (2 Comments)
10/6/20
I have an m4a file in Finder. I use iCloud to back up across all my devices. I am trying to import this one m4a file into Voice Memos. The voice memo is a family memory and I’d like to put it with all the other voice memos so that it’s all in one place. Plus, I would ... (3 Comments)
10/6/20
Hi Gary Can you tell me when can we text android text messages with the iPad or if this will ever happen. I know I can with my iMac computer. Thanks —– Tim Sehn ... (3 Comments)
10/5/20
Can I set a reminder or note to play a tone when I get near a geographic location? Explanation. I create a reminder / Note that will play a tone and give me the list on the reminder / note when I get to the drug store. The weeks or days before I can add to the “Riteaide” ... (1 Comment)
10/3/20
I save all my emails on my computer using Mac Mail. I have lots of mailboxes and I have a hard time finding the specific folder I want to store my different emails in that I receive in my inbox. Is there a way to search for a specific mailbox folder so I can easily pull over ... (3 Comments)
10/3/20
Can you tell me when can we text android text messages with the iPad or if this will ever happen. I know I can with my iMac computer. Thanks —– Tim Sehn ... (3 Comments)
10/3/20
I’ve been getting messages several times a week from someone for several years. Each time it’s from a different telephone number. The only consistency is he calls me “Thanh” in every one. Is there any way to block messages from him? —– Jack ... (1 Comment)
10/1/20
How do we quickly dismiss notifications that pop up with reminders, new email, texts or other. So of them there is no “dismiss” place to click and the options are click and go to the file and it’s app or wait 30 seconds for it to go away. TIA. Because i have a small ... (2 Comments)
10/1/20
How do I sync MacBook Pro, iPad 7G, & iPhone in order that they all mirror contacts, calendar, music, photos etc.For example, contacts on Mac & iPhone are not identical. —– Ron Hinson ... (1 Comment)
9/29/20
When I want to move a junk mail folder to another folder, I get “suggestions.“ How can I delete or add to the list of suggestions? —– Rich ... (1 Comment)