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iWork Pages Text All Showinp Up As Just White?


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I installed iwork for the first time last night. And when I loaded up pages, I found it really strange that all the text was just white and so essentially invisible on the page. I can see its outline when I select the text so I know the text is there, and I tried just about everything to change the color back to default black. I checked preferences too and still no luck.

Is this a general problem? What can i do to fix it?
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Sorry you are having a problem, but I am experiencing the same issue. Only time I see any content is when I click on the outline button. Content appears for a second or two and then disappears again.

Hope someone has a solution.
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Highlight your text, click on 'Colors', change it back to black instead of white.

Or,


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Thanks for your suggestion.

I worked with the text color and the background color. Still the text is not visible.

The text shows to be black and the background white. The word count shows over 1500 words, but the page appears blank.

Another clue, I never get a text cursor (I beam like). The cursor never changes from the angle arrow. Don't know what I am missing.

When I "select all" (command-a) nothing appears on the screen either, like a color block showing selected text. I will continue to look for answers and if I find any, I will post back here.
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I solved the invisible text problem in iWorks09 while researching a problem in iPhoto09.

I wasn't able to edit photos in iPhoto. I could view thumbnails, but that was all. I learned the problem was with my Video Card.

I am using an old G4 Sawtooth (1999) which I have upgraded. I believe the standard video card (an ATI Rage 128) does not support Quartz Extreme. I understand that QE was introduced in 2002 with Jaguar. Simply, it moves (or can move) video processing to the video card rather than being performed on the CPU.

I bought an ATI Radeon 9200 and everything is working.

There maybe other issues which cause the text in iWorks to disappear, but at least one requirement is to have a video card which is capable of supporting QE.

Hope this is helpful.
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Same problem?
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...tml#post917409

I downloaded the update (for pages 08, that is what I had just installed and had this same problem with) and pages now works fine. The text shows up and the cursor is there also. As far as I can tell, it is fully functioning now! yay, what an ease off my mind! Hope this works for you as well.
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Updates for iWork '08 and '09 can be found here.
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