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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1/17/21
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)
1/15/21
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)
1/15/21
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)
1/15/21
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)
1/14/21
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)
1/13/21
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)
1/11/21
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)
1/10/21
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)
1/9/21
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)
1/8/21
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)
1/8/21
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)
1/8/21
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)
1/7/21
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)
1/7/21
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)
1/7/21
How to do a screen shot and then print or export it? —– Dale K ... (1 Comment)
1/7/21
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)
1/6/21
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)
1/4/21
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)
1/2/21
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)
1/2/21
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)