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I just had my hard drive replaced because my original drive crashed. I used iPages (on '08 iWork), on the original drive, for the past several years, so am familiar with how it works. Since downloading my copy of iWork '08, I have been able to open current pages, but do not see a cursor and have not been able to type anything on the blank page. I have figured out that if I change the color, of the page, to a darker color, and type something, the font is showing up as the color white. I have tried to change the font to black or even another color, but the font continues to remains white.
After typing something (white on white), I just tried highlighting the text and changing it to darkest green or purple or even red, on the chart (vs. round color wheel), and the font shows as a very pale lavender.
I have checked all settings and can't see anything that might be wrong.
Can someone, please help me figure out what the problem is?
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Open System Preferences, click on Universal Access, click on Seeing. Make sure the box that says "Black on White" under Display has a check in it.
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Open System Preferences, click on Universal Access, click on Seeing. Make sure the box that says "Black on White" under Display has a check in it.
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Thanks for you suggestion. I checked under Universal Access, and the box WAS checked that says, "Black on White" under display. I am still not able to change the text color, within the document. Any other suggestions?
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The only thing I can suggest at this time is to completely remove iWork08 and reinstall it. Something is corrupt. It could be a bad plist file or some setting elsewhere. Make sure you save all your documents and templates before reinstalling.
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The only thing I can suggest at this time is to completely remove iWork08 and reinstall it. Something is corrupt. It could be a bad plist file or some setting elsewhere. Make sure you save all your documents and templates before reinstalling.
Thanks chscag,
I uninstalled iWork08 by dragging it to my trash and then deleted the trash. Then I reinstalled iWork08. That didn't help. So, out of desperation, I called Apple Support for software. After explaining my problem, I was transferred to someone in Pages Tech Support, who told me, that even though I uninstalled iWork08, there appeared to be some "corrupt?" files remaining. He walked me through removing the remaining files. I then reinstalled iWork08, and Voilà! Problem solved. You were on the right track, but for some reason all the iWork files didn't get deleted when I did the uninstall.
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