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  • Using Text Columns In Pages

    17 April 2014, 9:03 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can set your text to appear in one, two or more columns. Using multiple columns can make it easier to include elements like photos in your documents. You can flow your text between different numbers of columns on a single page, but it can be trickily to…
  • Using Autofill In Numbers

    14 April 2014, 10:52 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Numbers can automatically fill in cells for you if you want to repeat a value, or create a sequence. You can use Autofill to add a set of sequential numbers or dates to cells. You can also have the cells follow a pattern. If you are using tables properly,…
  • Creating Professional End Credits In iMovie

    10 April 2014, 8:15 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Once you have created your video masterpiece, you may want to put some professional-looking credits at the end. You can do this with the Scrolling Credits title effect in iMovie. But with a little work, you can make the credits look even better by moving them…
  • Searching For Files With the Finder

    7 April 2014, 10:32 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use the Finder’s search function to find files by content or name. You can further narrow the field by adding more search criteria, like file type and date. You can also save searches as Smart Folders that will automatically update to show you the…
  • Capturing the Screen On Your Mac

    2 April 2014, 10:45 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use keyboard shortcuts to easily capture your Mac’s screen, or a portion of the screen. Different shortcuts indicate whether you want to save the capture to a file or to the clipboard to paste into a document. You can also use the Grab tool for timed…
  • Using Hyperlinks To Create Complex Presentations In Keynote

    31 March 2014, 12:02 pm by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use text hyperlinks to create complex navigation between slides in Keynote. In this example, we’ll create a quiz that links answers to different slides. You can export this type of presentation as HTML, or use it in Keynote with settings to lock out…
  • Using the IF Function In Numbers

    19 March 2014, 10:48 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Learn how to use the IF function to perform calculations in Numbers. IF is an important function to learn if you want to graduate to creating more advanced spreadsheets. You can use it to test a value in one cell and return two different values depending on…
  • Tracking Changes In Pages Documents

    17 March 2014, 10:15 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use the change tracking feature in pages to pass a document between multiple writers or editors and see suggestions from each. Change tracking will record deletions, changes and notes with the name of the editor. You can review the changes and…
  • Creating Ringtones With GarageBand

    12 March 2014, 6:12 pm by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use GarageBand on your Mac to create custom ringtones for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can combine your voice, GarageBand loops, instruments and external files to create almost anything you want. Then you can export them to iTunes and use…
  • Editing Audio In iMovie

    10 March 2014, 12:00 pm by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Learn how to edit audio in iMovie. You can change the volume of the audio in your clips, as well as apply filters. You can add additional audio, such as sound effects and music. You can layer audio by combining several pieces of sound. Video Transcript (Click…
  • How To Force Quit Apps

    5 March 2014, 10:12 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Sometimes an app will stop working properly and you need to force it to quit. You can do this one of many ways in Mac OS X. If one of the standard methods does not work, you can always resort to using the Activity Monitor. And if all else fails, you can use…
  • Interactive Charts In Numbers

    3 March 2014, 10:40 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Numbers lets you create charts that have an extra dimension. You can move through columns of data using a slider or buttons, with the chart changing to reflect the data in each column. This can be useful for showing changes over time. Video Transcript (Click…
  • Exporting Photos From iPhoto

    26 February 2014, 5:54 pm by: Gary Rosenzweig

    iPhoto stores your photos inside a library. If you need to use a photo as a separate file, you can export one or more photos. Export options include the ability to shrink the file dimensions and reduce the quality to produce a smaller file. You can also drag…
  • Creating a Simple Song With Loops In GarageBand

    24 February 2014, 10:24 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use GarageBand to create music with its built-in loops. By combining various loops, you can create a unique song to use in videos, presentations and elsewhere. Loops can be carried throughout the song, or appear only at certain times. Video Transcript…
  • iMovie Semi-Transparent Overlays

    19 February 2014, 10:21 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use semi-transparent images in iMovie as cutaways and picture-in-picture sources. This allows you to bring in almost any graphic element. You can use arrows and circles on your videos, for instance. You’ll need to create the image in an editor like…
  • Using the Spotlight Menu

    17 February 2014, 11:32 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use the Spotlight Menu to quickly perform searches for files. But search results also turn up applications, messages, your web history and other useful items. You can also access dictionary definitions and perform new web searches using the Spotlight…
  • Annotating Documents With Preview

    12 February 2014, 10:40 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can annotate PDF documents using Preview. You can use a variety of tools such as highlighting, notes, adding g arrows, shapes and text. Annotations can then be edited or removed by others using Preview or Adobe Reader. You can also mark up images, though…
  • Wrapping Text Around Images In Pages

    10 February 2014, 10:12 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Learn how to wrap text around complex images in Pages. You can make your text wrap around non-square images using a variety of techniques. You can use an alpha-channeled semi-transparent image, use an image with a solid-color background, or set the wrapping of…
  • Misinformation Spreads About Sochi Olympics Hacking News Report

    7 February 2014, 11:21 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Earlier this week an NBC New report showed that it was very easy for all of your computing devices to get hacked in Russia. It seemed to show a phone, a PC laptop and a MacBook that were hacked almost instantly upon being turned on. Most people took this at…
  • Counting Items With Numbers

    5 February 2014, 10:23 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Sometimes you want to be able to count the number of items in a table and get the total. You can do this with the COUNTIF function. It will return the numbers of items that match a certain criteria. You can also use the COUNTIFS function to match multiple…
  • Switching Between Apps

    3 February 2014, 10:15 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Learn how to switch between apps on your Mac. You can use the Dock to launch and switch between running apps. You can also click on windows to bring a document window from an app to the front. There are keyboard shortcuts for switching between apps as well.…
  • iMovie Cutaways

    29 January 2014, 11:37 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Cutaways allow you to place another video on top of the current one and then return to the original later. You can have cutaways fade in and out and make them semi-transparent. Cutaways come in handy when you want to show something on top of the video while…
  • Importing Photos With Image Capture

    27 January 2014, 10:22 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use the handy Image Capture app on your Mac to import and manage the photos on your camera, SD cards or iPhone. By using Image Capture you can skip library apps like iPhoto and Aperture and bring photos and videos directly from the device or card to…
  • Animating Along a Path In Keynote

    24 January 2014, 10:12 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can create complex motion animations in keynote using a variety of functions. An object can follow the path of a shape. You can also add scaling, rotation and other special effects. You can also build an animation step-by-step and combine changes into a…
  • Background Images In Pages

    22 January 2014, 11:46 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can import an image and use it as a background for a page or your entire document. Learn how to get the image to appear behind text, and to adjust it so your text stands out. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, this is Gary with MacMost.com. Let’s…
  • iMovie Ken Burns Effect

    20 January 2014, 10:25 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    The Ken Burns effect in iMovie allows you to change the cropping of a video clip or photo over time. You can use this simple device to add movement to your visuals. You can also use this to effectively show detail in large photos of wide or long objects. With…
  • Using iPhoto Albums and Smart Albums

    17 January 2014, 12:45 pm by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Your iPhoto library is organized into events. But you can also create as many albums as you want to arrange your photos in a variety of ways. You can create collections that contain cross-sections of your photos and use them in sharing, slideshows, syncing and…
  • On Sale: The Video Guide To Mavericks

    16 January 2014, 10:45 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    We’ve put our tutorial app on sale through this weekend! 40% off to celebrate the new year. This Mac app includes 25 videos with more than 2 hours of instruction. It is a great way for beginners to get to know Mac OS X Mavericks, and for casual users to dig…
  • Creating Charts In Numbers

    15 January 2014, 8:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use data in your spreadsheet tables to create colorful charts of many different types. Learn how to quickly create a chart and modify its look. You can also put charts on separate sheets to make them easier to share and print. Video Transcript (Click…
  • Cutting Out Part Of an Image With Preview

    13 January 2014, 10:11 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use Preview’s editing tools to cut out a piece of an image. You can then paste that image in another picture. You can also copy a portion of an image, adjust the color in the rest of the image, and then paste the original segment back to make a part…

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