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  • Quoting Text In Mail Replies

    23 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    When you reply to a message in Mail, you can quote the original message to make your reply clearer. You can quote the entire message, but it usually make more sense to only quote a portion of it. You can also edit the quotes and place your reply between…
  • Using Full Screen Mode

    21 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Full screen mode allows you to concentrate on a single document or window and maximize your screen space. You can easily enter and leave full screen mode, and also switch between apps in full screen mode and others on your desktop. Apps can even have some…
  • Using AppleScript To Automate In Numbers

    16 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    The latest version of Numbers restores our ability to use AppleScript to automate some actions in your spreadsheets. You can use AppleScript to create new commands in Numbers and do things that could be difficult or impossible to do otherwise. Take a look at…
  • Using Enhanced Dictation On Your Mac

    14 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    The Enhanced Dictation feature in OS X allows you to dictate text anywhere you find a text cursor, like TextEdit, Pages or Mail. It is an offline version of OS X dictation that allows you to mix typing and speaking for a better experience. It uses context to…
  • Scheduling Note: Summer Break

    26 June 2014, 7:59 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    We’ll be taking a two-week break from posting new tutorials while everyone enjoys their summer vacation time. Feel free to browse the more than 1000 MacMost video tutorials by clicking on videos, or using the search box at the top of the site. We will return…
  • Animating Tables and Charts In Keynote

    25 June 2014, 8:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    In addition to being able to create interesting transitions between slides and other elements, you can also alter the way table cells and pieces of charts appear in Keynote. You can set each piece to appear one-by-one using a variety of animations. You can…
  • 9 Ways To Perform Basic Calculations On Your Mac

    23 June 2014, 8:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You probably know how to use the Calculator on your Mac. But did you know that there are at least eight more ways to perform basic calculations with the basic software you get with your Mac? Some of these allow you to use complex formulas or easily repeat…
  • Relative and Absolute Cell References In Numbers

    18 June 2014, 8:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    When you create formulas in Numbers, the references to other cells are relative to the location of the formula. So when you move or copy the formula into another cell, the references follow along. But you can use absolute cell references to force the formula…
  • Simple Animation In iMovie

    16 June 2014, 8:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use Picture-In-Picture and keyframes to animate object movement in iMovie. Once you add an overlay you can set one or more keyframes and the object will move over time to match each keyframe. You can import transparent graphics to use this feature to…
  • Printing Photos From iPhoto

    11 June 2014, 8:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Take a look at some of the different ways you can print photos from iPhoto. You can use the standard print function to print one or more photos, group them on pages, and even include titles and other information. You can also use Pages to create more…
  • Using Mission Control

    9 June 2014, 10:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    OS X lets you use multiple desktops to make it feel like you have more than one display. With Mission Control, you can move apps and windows between desktops and easily navigate around. You can also make some apps full-screen, giving them their own virtual…
  • Using Filters In Numbers

    4 June 2014, 10:08 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Filters let you view portions of data in your tables based on criteria. You can filter a long table by what is found in a column. You can combine multiple filters to drill down into data. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, this is Gary with MacMost.com.…
  • Apple Announces OS X Yosemite And iOS 8

    2 June 2014, 4:06 pm by: Gary Rosenzweig

    At the keynote for the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple announced the next version of Mac OS X and iOS. The new operating systems will come out in the fall for the public and will have a number of new features. They will also work together better than…
  • iMovie Voiceovers

    29 May 2014, 10:12 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    In iMovie you can record directly from the microphone to narrate your video. You can start at any point and record your voice, then manipulate the audio track like any other. This comes in handy for regular videos, but also for photo slideshows created in…
  • Using Pages Numbers and Sections In Pages

    27 May 2014, 8:25 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can easily put the page numbers for you document in the header or footer. You can also control which page number your document starts with, and use sections to skip between page numbers. Learning how to use the header, footer and sections is important if…
  • MacMost 1000: A Look Back

    21 May 2014, 10:23 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    For episode number 1000, Gary Rosenzweig takes a look back at which shows were the most popular and important. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, this is Gary with episode number 1000 of MacMost Now. It has been six and a half years since that first…
  • Converting Audio and Video With iTunes

    19 May 2014, 10:18 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You have to ability to convert audio files to a variety of formats from iTunes. The conversion leaves a duplicate in your iTunes library, but you can also locate the file. It can be useful, for instance, to convert AAC files to MP3 if you need to play them…
  • Managing iMovie Libraries and Files

    14 May 2014, 10:12 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    iMovie version 10 uses a new system for storing clips and projects. It is very easy to be able to create and use multiple iMovie libraries and move items between them. You can store archived projects in libraries, and even spread your projects across multiple…
  • Editing An Audio File In GarageBand

    12 May 2014, 10:53 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use GarageBand as a basic audio editor. You can import most standard audio formats into a project and then proceed to trim, split or re-arrange the track. You can also use filters and add sound effects and loops. Then you can export the finished…
  • Using LaunchPad

    7 May 2014, 10:05 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    The LaunchPad app is a quick way to launch applications on your Mac. You can use keyboard shortcuts and the search function to launch any app in seconds. You can also use LaunchPad to arrange your apps, group them, and even uninstall some apps. Learn for…
  • Using iMovie Backgrounds As Placeholders

    5 May 2014, 10:15 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use backgrounds in iMovie in a number of ways. They can be placeholders between clips, or backgrounds to elements like titles. You can also put backgrounds on top of other video as overlays. Backgrounds can be customized somewhat, or you can use your…
  • Checkboxes and Other Special Cell Types In Numbers

    30 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    You can use special cell types like checkboxes, ratings, sliders and pop-up menus to represent values in cells in Numbers. These cells can make it easier to enter data, or they can visually represent the data in a better way. You can use the values of these…
  • Recording Presentations In Keynote

    28 April 2014, 10:09 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    In Keynote you can record your voice and the timing of slides. This recording can then be used to play back the presentation automatically. You can also use this timing to export the presentation as a video. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, this is Gary…
  • Using iMovie Markers

    24 April 2014, 10:31 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    Markers are a simple tool in iMovie that allow you to create points in your video where the playback head and other elements will snap. You can use them to mark places to add things later, or to let you easily line up overlays, titles or other elements. You…
  • Creating Photo Slideshows With Keynote

    21 April 2014, 11:27 am by: Gary Rosenzweig

    While you can use a variety of tools to create basic slideshows, Keynote may be the most powerful tool for quickly creating interesting photo slideshows. You can instantly create a slideshow by dragging and dropping photos from the Finder into the thumbnail…
  • 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…

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