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InDesign macOS MySQL

Setup ODBC on macOS

In order for Easy Catalog’s ODBC extension to connect to a MySQL server, you need to have an ODBC DSN already configured.

  1. Download and install the driver from dev.mysql.com
  2. Download and install the ODBC Administrator from iodbc.org
  3. Open the ODBC app and click on “System DSN”
  4. Click “Add” and choose the appropriate driver
  5. Name your source and add Keyword/Value pairs like this
    • HOST: server IP or domain
    • USER: username
    • PASSWORD: password
    • DATABASE: dbname

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macOS

Show Hidden Files in macOS

Apple greatly simplified the ability to show hidden files with the release of macOS Sierra.

CMD + SHIFT + .
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macOS

Show Hidden Files in Yosemite

If you’re looking for a way to show your hidden files in Yosemite (Apples latest OS as of March 2015 — OSX 10.10). All you have to do, is change a setting for Finder and then relaunch Finder. This can be done with aa couple of very simple terminal commands.

  1. Open terminal
  2. Type the code below and hit return
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
  3. Then type this and hit return again
    killall Finder

When you’ve had enough of seeing all your hidden files just reverse it!

  1. Open Terminal back up
  2. Type this and hit return
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FLASE
  3. Type this hit return and you’re back to normal!
    killall Finder
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Shortcuts for Common Special Characters

Shortcuts for Common Special Characters