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    Problem with Pages Font

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    Problem with Pages Font
    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?
    Thanks,
    Devonviolet

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    Problem with Pages Font
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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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    Problem with Pages Font

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    Problem with Pages Font
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    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.
    CHSCAG,
    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?
    Thanks again,
    Devonviolet

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    Problem with Pages Font
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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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    Problem with Pages Font

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    Problem with Pages Font
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    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 Voilą! 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.
    Thanks again,
    Devonviolet

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