Thanks, Alex. El Capitan has far too many 'features' compared to earlier OS's. It's saving me from the bother of using earlier, more useful programs which are now obsolete.
Have you gone to the Apple Store and installed the updated 'Pages' and 'Numbers'? Apparently it can't be done via the on-line app store. If so, are they an improvement on 5.6.2 which I don't have the time to re-learn thoroughly. (I'd really like ClarisWorks back!)
I want a simple ledger sheet and a straightforward word- processing program. Text edit would be fine if the margins were manageable.
Glad I'm not the only person with the vanishing emails. Fortunately they can be retrieved. Jen