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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2/11/21
I cannot find a way to change a selection of text boxes to ALL CAPS. The option in the “text” section where it might be is grayed out. I have a long list down the left of the spreadsheet of three letters for each day of the week for one months worth of days which have only ... (2 Comments)
2/9/21
Hi, Why I know you advocate leaving your Mac on when you are done, but why don’t you think that this is also an invite for hackers that scan networks? I understand that off/on wears down functions, and that maintenance needs to be done. It just seems an inactive computer is ... (2 Comments)
2/8/21
I have a spreadsheet that I use to record stock market transactions–buys, sells, dividends. Each row is a transaction of some type. I have a column that compares the current price to the original price I paid for it so I can see the percent of increase or decrease, ... (3 Comments)
2/8/21
I’d like to receive a distinctive sound and banner notification/alert when I receive an email from a specific contact. I want to respond to an invitation for COVID vaccine. The window for applying is short, therefore, an immediate alert is imperative. —– Lee ... (1 Comment)
2/8/21
I have iPad Pro that I use for my daily activities. Recently, I bought a USB hub from the Amazon that support Ethernet port. Yesterday, I installed IPTV application to watch some Sports channels. I noticed that when I connect this multiport hub the sounds does not come out of the ... (1 Comment)
2/8/21
For text documents I use Open Office, but I always save as —.Doc files as I share them with friends who use Microsoft word, We do not use Pages. I cannot find the place where I can open ALL my .docs with Open Office, but I can set individual .docs to open. I had this set ... (2 Comments)
2/4/21
I do know that Mac (Photos, specifically) can insert the date on photos to indicate the date the photo was taken. Could you please tell me how to do this. I’ve done it before at someone’s instruction quite some time ago, but I don’t remember how. btw, tysm ... (4 Comments)
2/4/21
The soft edges for an image option in Keynote 10 seems to be absent. MacMost pointed it out for earlier versions of Keynote in a previous post. Is there workaround for this, or am I just missing it? —– Joe Quinn ... (3 Comments)
2/4/21
My wife and I have one Apple ID and account that we use jointly. We use two iPhones with different numbers. My calls wind up being visible on her “Recents” call list as do hers on my “Recents” call list. Additionally, I can see all of her texts and she ... (3 Comments)
2/4/21
I am trying to fill out a job application. The application form on the job website that I can open is a fillable word document. There is a message across the top says “Subscription required to edit and save” referring to Office 365. Is there a simple way around ... (2 Comments)
2/4/21
I have a ‘home’ address and a ‘work’ address. How do I set up Autofill so that I can select with contact info gets automatically filled in? Thank you! When ordering items online, sometimes I want them shipped to my home address… other times to my work ... (1 Comment)
2/2/21
I am making a slide show in keynote. I cannot get the slideshow to start automatically even though I have selection automatic transition and to start automatically upon opening. If I click the 1st slide it will transition to the next slide but then it stops again. Also I am not ... (1 Comment)
2/2/21
Is it possible to convert minutes to hour:minutes:seconds? Example: Cell A1 = 125 Minutes Cell B1 = formula to convert A1 to 2h:5m:0s —– Jess ... (2 Comments)
2/1/21
Is it possible to open a new keynote presentation and always have it start with a blank slide (and when you add new slides to have them blank as well) – Yes I know you can alter & save maters etc, but is there any way to make keynote ALWAYS open a new presentation ... (2 Comments)
1/29/21
Want to remove duplicate photos. Somehow there are 3 of most of my photos. Best and safest way to do that would be very helpful to know. I don’t trust many people for support, accept YOU. Annually I offload some of my photos to an external drive. I do this to keep iMaC ... (4 Comments)
1/29/21
The “Sender” text box on #10 envelopes is too close to the left edge when printed using my HP Office Pro 8720 printer (the left-most characters are not printed). How can I change the position of that Sender text box? The default position for “Left:” is ... (2 Comments)
1/29/21
I want to calculate the time in Years, Months and Days between todays date and some events in the past. I want to store these values in a spreadsheet so that I can use the TODAY function, and have the durations recalculate whenever I open the spreadsheet. Due to a family issue I ... (1 Comment)
1/29/21
How can I create an additional iCloud email address to my Apple account Currently using Gmail for my email I have one address for myself and one for my wife. I am considering moving to iCloud for my email and would like to have the same set up. I know about the alias option but ... (3 Comments)
1/28/21
I am composing text messages on my Mac (Catalina) using the “Messages” app. I have several names to include in the “To” section. How can I save the selection of those names so that I don’t have to list/enter them separately each time I want to send ... (1 Comment)
1/25/21
Can you snap a photo with a voice command? —– Jerry Raphael ... (4 Comments)