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How to Copy a tall Numbers spreadsheet, more than one page tall( but one page wide) and paste it to Pages. Only the first page shows the rest just overflows I want this spreadsheet to be a part of a report which I am writing in Pages. —– Sudhir Gupta ... (1 Comment)
Big Sur moved the Mail “Sort By” options (you know, the ones we all used all the time like “From”, “To”, and “Date”) to the main menu->View->Sort By-> . Because why not make things worse. In leiu of driving to Cupertino and slapping ... (2 Comments)
Is there a way to keep my ‘Desktop and Documents’ on the local disk and have them synced to the iCloud at the same time? I want to edit and view the files from my local disk but have them synced to the iCloud accessible from other devices. —– Vishwas ... (1 Comment)
I am trying to set an alarm for several days ahead on my I Phone 10. I am an elder and I need reminders that make a lot of noise so I use “Bell Tower” sound but how do I get beyond tomorrow?? Is there someway to set an alarm when I put the appointment in my ... (2 Comments)
How do I password protect a USB memory stick without at the same time encrypting and as i understand, deleting data held on this. Can I Password Protect a USB Memory Stick, without encrypting, as I understand “encrypting “ could erase content which I want to retain on the ... (2 Comments)
How do I add 20% to column A in Column B ie adding 20% tax to different product price I don’t want to have to manually work out 20% of each product ie I have a cost price of $20 (column A)need to add 20% tax = £4 (column b) add 20% shipping £4 column c —– Mrs ... (1 Comment)
Trying to create a formula to calculate commission in a month. If I make a company £18,000 in a month commission would be £2599.65. Commission banding is 0-5,000 – 10% 5001-15,000 – 15% 15,001 or more – 20% How would you create a formula to calculate the ... (4 Comments)
How do I change the default Format and Document Settings in Pages? For instance, I want to change the default size font from 13 to 16. Right now I am satisfied with the Times New Roman font, but I may want to change that as well in the future. Also, in Document Settings, ... (2 Comments)
I want to change some metadata for an album. For example, I have a Roy Orbison album that shows up as a Compilation Album in Music. When I select the album via Albums in the sidebar, I am not able to show info (Command + I). It only works when I have at least one tune selected in ... (1 Comment)
I love the iCloud Drive. Recently had no internet and tried to work on my files on my MacBook but they wouldn’t open. My question is if I have documents and folders in the iCloud Drive are they fully accessible with my MacBook when I do not have access to the iCloud like ... (1 Comment)
Trying to move a powerpoint file or word file using the file -> move option on the upper bar. I am trying to move it from one folder to another on my mac. *This is while I have the document open* When I try to click file->move, it immediately goes to “Microsoft ... (1 Comment)
How can I exclude the backup drive when searching for a file using the Finder? I use TimeMachine to backup my computer to a Western Digital My Book Hard Drive. But every time I search for a file Spotlight searches also the Western Digital My Book Hard Drive. How can I exclude the ... (1 Comment)
How do I uninstall Adobe Flash Player? I keep getting pop-up messages to do this, and I don’t trust anything online anymore. Thanks. I don’t think I need or want Adobe Flash Player for older things. I don’t play games. My Firefox browser is running so slow and ... (4 Comments)
I am trying to move an iMac slideshow project from my photos in my iMac to my iPhone . I want to view this slideshow on my Apple TV. I cannot find a way to sort of export this photo slideshow from iMac to iPhone. Device: Mac Running Catalina App: Photos —– Rich ... (2 Comments)
How to do a screen shot and then print or export it? —– Dale K ... (1 Comment)
Thursday, January 07, 2021, 12:30 p.m. – I am trying to find a way to “unbold text” in the Apple Pages app. I can bold text (Command + B) but I cannot unbold text without going to the Inspector, thus moving my hand from keyboard to mouse and then move the Mouse ... (2 Comments)
I want to add a custom keyboard shortcut for the « Love » command in the Music App. I know how to assign a custom keyboard shortcut to any command in a particular app. However, I’m unable to assign a shortcut to the « Love » command in the Music App in French. I did ... (2 Comments)
I have a few important emails come in ‘buried’ in non-important emails, so the important ones are easy to miss. Is it possible to send all (Facebook for example), emails to a ‘Facebook folder’ to free up the inbox? Many thanks, Andy —– Andy ... (2 Comments)
Hi Gary, my son asked me to transfer a recovery disc which I have copied to my hard drive to a new external storage drive which he will be using on his pc. Is this possible & how best can I achieve it ? My son’s pc hard drive crashed taking his entire photo collection ... (1 Comment)
I notice that in iOS (14.3) my iPhone and iPad designate my current location in the MAPS APP with a blue dot. What I am curious about are the blue lines that radiate out from this dot. The “radiating” lines are pie-shaped and only emanate from about a sixth to an ... (1 Comment)