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In a Numbers 6.0 file, I keep a list of over 1000 books, CDs, and DVDs. The list is alphabetized. Is it possible to create a Category for items whose titles begin with “A”, and on through the rest of the alphabet so that I can collapse any letter group that I ... (2 Comments)
I have a PDF file that’s 600+ MB in size. I opened it in Preview, selected “Export” from the File menu. In the window that opened, I selected “PDF” as the Format, and from the Quartz Filter menu I selected “Reduce File Size 75%,” (an ... (3 Comments)
You closed the comments to an old post MacMost Now 631: Moving Your iTunes Media To an External Drive. Does that video still apply to MacOS Mojave and latest iTunes (12.9.whatever)? Or would you recommend a new improved way of doing this? Only asking because that post and ... (1 Comment)
I run a movement and exercise group for Parkinson’s patients. We exercise by movement and dancing to music. My music is stored on my iPhone. I stream the music to a wireless speaker using Bluetooth. When I get a message or phone call it interrupts the music on the wireless ... (1 Comment)
Hi Gary, I’m moving from windows to Mac OS. All my photos are saved under MyPhotos in windows. I did use photoshop to place them there, and all photos are saved as jpegs (not photoshop format). I have heard two different ways to move the photos over to Mac. Manually just copy ... (4 Comments)
Newest Mac Mojave. Really dissatisfied with the Mac dictionary and would like something like the Merriam-Webster dictionary – the Merriam-Webster site says it is dated 2009, is that important? Or the one that comes with my iPad. And is it possible for that become the ... (1 Comment)
What does starting up in ‘Safe Mode’ mean, and when should it be used? I am having the occasional trouble starting up my Mac, so should I use it for that? I am running Sierra 10.12.6 on a 2013 iMac. —– Jane ... (3 Comments)
I read a high capacity thumb drive can be used as effectively as an external hard drive (you recommended the seagate in your recommended products page). The article said you erase the ssd and reformat it to the apple os extended journal just as you would do with the seagate ... (1 Comment)
I am trying to add a priority to a message. I know how to simply use the menu item Message, Set Priority. I would like to “set visible header fields” but can’t figure out how to do that. —– Brendalyn ... (1 Comment)
Mac Numbers version 5.1 (Yosemite) I just need a simple formula that will highlight a cell based on the difference between two other cells. Cell N9 would “fill” if P17>J17. I would adapt the formula to fit the other cells in column N. Example: N1 would fill if ... (8 Comments)
Hi Gary, this is most annoying… every time my iPhone rings, my iPad rings also, and, interrupts any program I’m running at that time. Being a musician, I read charts on my gigs. I also get a lot of robot calls and soliciting calls. If my iPhone rings while I’m ... (2 Comments)
I have a program loaded called: CleanMyMac 3 on my 2009 iMac, running High Sierra, and I’m not sure if I should be using this to clean files from my hard drive? Thank you for any help you can give me on this. Joe —– Joseph Innamorato ... (1 Comment)
Please, I want to know how to transfer, through a wireless network, a folder containing several photos, from a computer with a Windows System to a MacBook Pro 15″, with macOS Mojave, Version 10.14.5. Thank you for your help. —– José Augusto Macedo do Couto ... (4 Comments)
I just upgraded from El Capitan to Mojave on my Mac. Since then, I’ve lost the ability to use the right shift key on keyboard to display all open apps. —– TheTrainRev ... (1 Comment)
I’m using Mojave 10.14.4, Numbers v.6.0. I can make the text in the Table large, but when the formula comes up the text size is small. This is where I can easily have a typo. Is there a way to increase the size of the text in the formula field. I guess I could use the zoom ... (1 Comment)
I used to have the large Apple keyboard and there was an “Enter” key on the numeral keypad. I now have the small keyboard and wonder if there is an equivalent keystroke to use. —– Jack Weibel ... (2 Comments)
I want to copy a photo from an email newsletter and send it to someone. I made a screenshot, but it won’t copy onto a Word doc or an iMessage. also, I don’t know how to view my clipboard. It’s not on the LaunchPad. and spotlight sent me right to ... (2 Comments)
I’m thinking about the pros and cons of Apple’s iCloud Keychain. If I enable it and start using the Safari suggested passwords, then decide after using the system that I want to try a different Password Manager, and disable Keychain, do you know what passwords would ... (3 Comments)
When i take a foto from a picture with a frame (eg in a museum) it happens that during capturing the lens is not exactly on the level of the center of the picture. This skews the resulting photo. The corners are not square and the borders not parallel. Can I correct that with the ... (2 Comments)
How do I create a formula in Numbers to convert inches to feet and inches. For example, I could enter 28 in a cell and the next cell would give 2′ 4″. —– Jean-Claude ... (3 Comments)