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Starting Applications Automatically at Login

  Matt Cone       March 2, 2021

Do you use the same applications, documents, AppleScripts, and Automator actions every day? Consider adding them as login items to start them automatically when you log in or turn on your Mac. It’s a great timesaver. Follow these instructions and kiss manually opening applications goodbye! Common examples of login items include utilities such as Alfred, LaunchBar, and Dropbox. Other popular login items include applications that need to be made available as soon as possible, such as email clients, web browsers, RSS readers, and even Twitter.

How to Rebuild Spotlight's Index

  Matt Cone       February 26, 2021

Spotlight is the revolutionary search technology built into macOS that creates an index of practically everything on your hard drive — including email messages, contacts, and even calendar events — and then uses this index to search your hard drive. Your Mac is supposed to update this index in real time when you create or modify files or folders, but problems occasionally crop up. Spotlight won’t work correctly if this index is incomplete or corrupted.

How to Double Space Microsoft Word for Mac Documents

  Matt Cone       February 24, 2021

Creating a document in Microsoft Word for Mac? Depending on who you’re creating the document for, you may have to double space your document. Many organizations such as schools and legal entities have very strict guidelines regarding the line spacing of Microsoft Word documents. Here’s how to change the line spacing of a Microsoft Word document to add double spacing: Open Microsoft Word on your Mac, and then create a new document.

How to Change Your Mac's Login Password

  Matt Cone       February 23, 2021

By default, your Mac is password protected at login, so you’ll need to enter a password to start using your Mac. If you ever want to change your Mac’s login password to something different, you can do so using System Preferences. It’s a quick and easy way to update the login credentials for your Mac. Here’s how to change your Mac’s login password: From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

How to Manage Apple App Subscriptions

  Matt Cone       February 20, 2021

Some applications (like Microsoft Word) available in the Mac and iOS App Stores require monthly or yearly subscriptions. Many of us also subscribe to Apple’s Music and TV services. These subscription fees are billed by Apple and paid to the application developers. You can manage and cancel these subscriptions using one of your Apple devices. How to Manage Apple App Subscriptions on a Mac Here’s how to manage Apple app subscriptions on your Mac:

How to Set a Static IP Address on a Mac

  Matt Cone       February 19, 2021

When your Mac is connected to a private network in a home or office, it’s probably assigned what’s known as a dynamic IP address. (To check, see How to Find Your Mac’s IP Address.) That’s not a problem for the majority of users - most people don’t care whether their IP addresses changes or not. But dynamic IP addresses won’t work for certain tasks like port forwarding, dynamic DNS, or client-to-client file sharing on the local network.

How to Show the Word Count in Microsoft Word for Mac

  Matt Cone       February 15, 2021

Creating a document in Microsoft Word for Mac? Depending on who you’re creating the document for, you may have to check the word count of the document to see how many words it contains. Many organizations such as schools and legal entities have very strict guidelines regarding the word count. Here’s how to show the word count in a Microsoft Word document on your Mac: Open Microsoft Word on your Mac, and then open a document.

How to Get Microsoft Word for Mac

  Matt Cone       February 15, 2021

Microsoft Word is one of the most popular word processing applications ever created, and Microsoft Word for Mac is a fully-featured version of the application for your Mac. Whether you’re a student who needs to type an essay or a lawyer who needs to write a legal brief, Microsoft Word is probably the application for you. You can get Microsoft Word for Mac by downloading it from the Mac App Store.

How to Change the Margins in a Microsoft Word Document

  Matt Cone       February 14, 2021

Creating a document in Microsoft Word for Mac? Depending on who you’re creating the document for, you may have to change the document’s margins. Many organizations such as schools and legal entities have very strict guidelines regarding the margins. Here’s how to change the margins in a Microsoft Word document on your Mac: Open Microsoft Word on your Mac, and then create a new document. From the Format menu, select Document.

How to Add Page Numbers to a Microsoft Word Document

  Matt Cone       February 13, 2021

Creating a document in Microsoft Word for Mac? Depending on who you’re creating the document for, you may have to add page numbers. Many organizations such as schools and legal entities have very strict guidelines regarding the numbering of pages. Here’s how to add page numbers to a Microsoft Word document on your Mac: Open Microsoft Word on your Mac, and then create a new document. From the Insert menu, select Page Numbers.



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