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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6/7/19
I imported a membership contact list into contacts. However, ‘membership #’ is not a field. I imported it to a standard field like ‘parent name’….but now I want to change ‘parent name’ for all the contacts in the group to ... (1 Comment)
6/7/19
In Excel (for Mac) I can select part of a worksheet and automatically (1) print it (2)without the default cell borders. How is this done in Numbers? I’m using Numbers version 6.0 (6194) —– Joe Quinn ... (4 Comments)
6/6/19
Message comes up that the startup disc is full when updates arrive. I have plenty of space available on iCloud but obviously not enough on my MacBook pro. Am I wrong in thinking that files will automatically be shifted to iCloud to make room for the updates? Also if I ignore ... (3 Comments)
6/6/19
Gary, the Apple-created MEMORIES Albums feature of PHOTOS offers great potential for sharing. I find that when the album is run on either my desktop or mobile devices, the display is a full featured slideshow video with music/theme/scrapbook format. But using the share option, ... (1 Comment)
6/6/19
I am trying to find out if the Imac OS 10.15, Catalina will still support my 32 bit Aperion game. Any help would be appreciated. Chris —– Chris Scholfield ... (3 Comments)
6/6/19
I have just recently found out that Apple has discontinued their routers. I have used Time Capsule for the last 10 years (I am on my second one now), and I am so happy for the ease of use, the option for having guest network and so on. What would you recommend to use in the ... (3 Comments)
6/5/19
I’m just trying to edit two short videos into one! —– Tom Payne ... (2 Comments)
6/3/19
I work in a small company (60 people) and use Apple Mail. I need to send emails to all employees and would like them addressed to each person individually (ex: Dear Joe) instead of sending them to our group list via BCC. I keep the email address list in Excel and/or Pages. Is ... (1 Comment)
6/3/19
iBooks has been apparently removed from iTunes the current version 12.9.5.5. How do I transfer PDF’s from the MAC to an iPad now? —– Jean ... (4 Comments)
6/3/19
Hi Gary, my iCloud account is full of old photos. How do I take them off my account to free some space? I followed a previous suggestion you gave, that was to create different libraries for every year of photos, but that was before I had my photos in iCloud. —– Marcos ... (1 Comment)
6/3/19
I’m trying to add music to a slideshow in photos but it will only let me click on one song from my iTunes library and I need three songs. How can I get all three songs on to my slideshow? —– Laurie M. ... (1 Comment)
6/2/19
We have a couple of Macs in our senior resident computer room and our community has an online information kiosk, aka website. I’ve been asked to create a little desktop icon on those Macs to get residents to that kiosk with a single click. I’ve created such an icon ... (1 Comment)
6/2/19
I’m using Word and Excel in Office for Mac, with OS 13.6. I update certain documents periodically and file them in chronological order in sub-folders of various main folders. Of course, I understand my own filing system but my family might not if they needed to access ... (1 Comment)
6/1/19
I have two tables on one sheet in Numbers. They are stacked vertically. The top table grows downward as I enter more rows. At some point the top table starts to overlay the bottom table. Is there a way to group the tables together, so as I add rows to the top table, the bottom ... (5 Comments)
5/30/19
When I create a new text with the recipient’s name, why is it automatically changed to the TN? I now want to change the TN to the name but I don’t know how to do it. Thanks. —– Diane Nelson ... (2 Comments)
5/30/19
I m getting a new MacBook and getting rid of an old iMac. I currently have movies/photos/music (called Media) on an external hard drive that bypasses my iMac. I will get a new external HD for time machine for the laptop. How do I set it up so that when I connect both my ... (1 Comment)
5/30/19
For VPN, I’ve been using “encrypt.me” originally known as “cloak”. The app seems to have more trouble with WiFi access in public places and I end up not getting access, ever after following the encrypt.me support folk’s recommendations. So, who do you call? ... (1 Comment)
5/28/19
I have a mid 2015 15″ MacBook Pro running Mojave10.14.5. In the Safari context menu I see a list of all the open Safari windows. Can I select and close individual open windows via the context menu? —– Liz ... (3 Comments)
5/27/19
Looking to buy either MacBook Air or mac book Pro I can have a 2017 Pro for app same price as 2018 Air- but Air would have 256GB harddrive. I have an late 2012 Imac+ Ipads+ iPhones- main use – excel sheets, word docs, internet & photo’s ( app 15k photos- using ... (3 Comments)
5/26/19
I have been emailed a quote as an attached Word document. This needs a signature. I can open this document in Preview but the Markup tool is greyed out and will not show signature button. This problem seems to be peculiar to imported Word docs. Mojave 10.14.5 and Preview Version ... (1 Comment)