Making your Mac Safe to Sell

So. You’ve upgraded your Mac and you’ve decided to sell your old Mac. Just how do you go about removing all your personal data? Erase Everything! (The Nuclear Option) If you’re not worried about leaving Apps on for the lucky purchaser or free beneficiary of your new Mac then the best method is the Nuclear […]

How to Stop Dates Changing when Cutting and Pasting between Excel Files

So I was moving some old financial records across to a single new excel file in Microsoft Excel 2008 when I noticed that the dates were changing by about four years, perplexed I resorted to a great deal of googling before I came across the reason for this. In Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac all […]

Navigate Multi-Page PDFs in Container Fields

So if you’ve read my last post, you’ll know I had been searching for and had found the right syntax for adding a QuickTime Movie to a Container Field via a Set Field Script Step, but why was I looking to do this? Well it’s not because I wanted to store movies in a Container […]

Import Quicktime into Container Fields via a Set Script Step

I had some problems finding the correct syntax for this process, so now I have successfully found it I thought I’d share it: On a Mac: moviemac:/path_to_your_file On Windows: moviewin:/path_to_your_file Oh and why might you want to do this? Because if you use the Insert File, Insert Picture or Insert Quicktime Script steps you have […]

FileMaker Custom Function for File Path to @Dropbox

From the second version of my first database (back in 2002) I have used my FileMaker databases to control the creation of a structured folder system to enable the efficient and uniform storing of structured data for each of the businesses I have worked with. Early on in my development of FileMaker systems I stumbled […]

Default @Dropbox File Paths

So I needed to know the default file paths for dropbox on the Mac and different versions of Windows for a Filemaker Custom Function I’m building and couldn’t find a simple listing anywhere on the internet so if you’re interested here they are: Default Dropbox location on Mac OS X: Macintosh HD/Users/YourUserName/Dropbox/ or more quickly […]

Data Detectors for Safari on the iPad Please

Now. I love data detectors. It is one of the most unsung and brilliant of Apple’s innovations with OS X. It just works, although I mourn the fact that it’s not spread much beyond a bare implementation in Mail (a very useful one at that though). Now with the introduction of the iPad data detectors […]