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.


Have a how-to question? Ask it here in the MacMost Forum.
Have a fix-it question? Here is where you can get some help.

3/13/20
Pages Version 8.1 I know this one: Find: \n Replace with: \n…..\n I believe \n is an “invisible character” Present problem is a document with many PC Carriage Returns and I would like to replace them with Apple Returns. I would like to receive a ... (1 Comment)
3/12/20
I am working on a home budgeting spreadsheet and have effectively dwindled everything down to a couple of sheets. What I would like to do is have the main table (1) of a sheet be used for expense data entry. Then I would like for another table (2) to (1) and if certain data ... (1 Comment)
3/12/20
I have a 13ā€ MacBook Pro (2018). I am trying to add automatic caption in figures or tables in order to insert a table of tables and figures for my research project. I do not find any option to number each figure or table in an automatic way. Is it possible to do this in Pages ... (3 Comments)
3/11/20
Hi – I’m in need of a creative solution and hoping for help. For my job, I use a reminders list for every client I have. My issue is you can’t duplicate a reminder so I have to create it from scratch every single time and it’s a true time suck because ... (2 Comments)
3/11/20
Because the pictures have different sizes the movie created by photos slidewhos shows them with a black background. I would like a white background in the movie. where (in Photos) can make these settings? or do I have to import the photos into iMovie, make the background white, ... (3 Comments)
3/10/20
I am currently running two Macs with 2 different operating systems side by side. My Macbook Pro is running Catalina and my iMac is running El Capitan 10.11.6. (It is a 2008 model iMac) How would you go about “syncing” the two different iTunes/Music apps so they both ... (3 Comments)
3/10/20
I have a pinned Note which is set up in a check list. Somehow I changed the list that when I complete the task and check the list circle it drops to the bottom of the list. I am not sure how I managed to set it up this way, but I cannot find anything in the settings to return it ... (2 Comments)
3/9/20
I am pretty sure I saw you do this in a video. I can’t find the video. I wold like to have multiple lines in a cell forced by a “return”. Hoes does one do that? —– Gene ... (1 Comment)
3/9/20
Great tutorial on creating keyboard shortcuts Iā€™ve just created one for the NEWFILE FROM CLIPBOARD menu item in BBEdit But as I was doing so, I was wondering what happens if I choose a key combination that is the same was an existing combination for the application What ... (1 Comment)
3/8/20
I have many, many files in my Pictures folder (jpg, jpeg, png, gif) that I want to put into my Photo albums. Can you help me discover how I can do this? I am on an iMac, 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core I& with 16GB 1867 MHz DDR3 running macOS Catalina Version 10.15.3 Your ... (1 Comment)
3/8/20
I have an Airport Time capsule with a 1TB HD and there is where I have done my time machine backups for my laptop. Im planning to hold on to my Airport for as long as I can but in the event that I have to ultimately replace it, can I take my backup file to another drive and ... (1 Comment)
3/7/20
Hi! I have done some research on the internet and following those instructions, I was not successful in downloading my music which is in iTunes Match, to a USB. Then I thought…oh MacMost! I did a search and couldn’t find anything specific enough for my level of ... (2 Comments)
3/7/20
Even discussing this issue with Apple support techs suggests that there are no easy way or apps to find duplicates that have happened over years of adding photos. Mixed reviews on Photostick makes me hesitant to try —– Brenda ... (3 Comments)
3/7/20
What formula do I use in Numbers (using two columns..) to show my “Age” when I run out of “Money”? Column A shows my increasing/decreasing bank account balance each month. Column B shows my age by the month. I have projected, by month, the dollar amount ... (1 Comment)
3/7/20
I’m often working with a lot of windows open in one App, for example I use PowerPoint for Mac, but I havn’t found out how to switch between these windows with a keyboard shortcut, the only way for me to switch between the windows is to go to menubar/windows and then ... (2 Comments)
3/6/20
In Excel you can right-click a cell, choose insert, then you get to choose whether it shifts the cells right or down. I cannot figure out how to do this in Pages. I don’t want to add a row or a column, just a single cell and shift the remaining cells in that row to the ... (4 Comments)
3/6/20
My son sent me a recent article recommending the use of antivirus protection on my iMac and MacBooks. The article indicates more threats to Macs today than PCs. What are the current thoughts on antivirus/malware use? Thank you in advance! —– Mike F ... (3 Comments)
3/5/20
Am membership secretary for a small (60 member) group and want to set up a simple data base so that I can keep track of information ie birthdays, joining dates etc better —– carolyn field ... (2 Comments)
3/5/20
Is there a way to automatically have a copy of an email sent to a specific addressee saved to a specific folder rather than to the Sent Folder. For example – If I send an email to a group in my Contacts, I want a copy of the email put into a folder specifically for that ... (1 Comment)
3/5/20
I am so tired of having the name boxes on my photos and is there any way to eliminate them. I have High Sierra. . —– Mickail Simmons ... (1 Comment)