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iwork 08

by forbes_5001 / November 6, 2009 10:01 PM PST

I recently upgraded to Snow. Now when I use iwork 08 pages I cannot see the text. I have the background set to white and text to black. The only way I can see the text is by highlighting over it. Can anybody help?

Forbes_500

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First off,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 7, 2009 3:20 AM PST
In reply to: iwork 08

try deleting the preferences for Pages.

You will find it in your Home folder > Library > Preferences com.Apple.Iwork.Pages.plist

Move it out onto the desktop, and then launch Pages.

A new preference file will be created automatically.

Anything change?


P

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No Change
by forbes_5001 / November 7, 2009 11:28 PM PST
In reply to: First off,

Hi P

Many thanks for your help. I tried doing as you said but unfortunately there is no change still can't see text unless highlighted

Many Thanks

Forbes

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Does this happen on existing documents
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 7, 2009 11:39 PM PST
In reply to: No Change

or just on new ones?

P

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Yes it happens
by forbes_5001 / November 8, 2009 3:24 AM PST

Hi
Yes it happens with new and existing documents. So even when I choose a new blank template and have checked to see if the background is white and the text is black I still can't see the the text. And when I open an existing document that was made when I could see the text it now can only be viewed when highlighted.

MANY THANKS

Forbes

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Been playing with this and
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 8, 2009 10:21 PM PST
In reply to: Yes it happens

the only way I can make it happen is when the box to the right of the Font size window is set to White and the box to the right of that is also white.

I know you are going to tell me that yours are Black and White respectively though. Sad

P

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Yep!
by forbes_5001 / November 9, 2009 2:34 AM PST

Hi P

Yep I've put them both ways so even with the back ground black and the text white it still comings up the same white background and white text! HELP!!!!! I've just switched to a Mac in the last 2 years and have not regretted it one bit but this wouldn't even happen with Micro's word!! and its just making me feel so frustrated

Forbes

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(NT) Did you try uninstalling and reinstalling iWork?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 9, 2009 7:08 AM PST
In reply to: Yep!
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Reinstalling
by forbes_5001 / November 10, 2009 1:57 AM PST

Hi P

No my problem is I either bought it and downloaded it from apple or it was already installed when I bought my MacBook, I don't have a disk so I can't reinstall it.

Forbes

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Check with Apple,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 10, 2009 7:42 AM PST
In reply to: Reinstalling

if it was present on your machine when your purchased it, assuming it was a new machine, they "may" have sympathy with your plight.

It's worth a try]

P

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I think I may have found the problem
by forbes_5001 / November 11, 2009 1:25 AM PST
In reply to: Check with Apple,

Hi P

I think I may have found the problem although explaining may make me look a little stupid!!!! I have looked up my Apple account and at the software I have downloaded and beside iwork08 is the word trial version!! It was so long ago I had assumed I had bought it outright. Unlike Microsoft there is no popup when the time period runs out prompting you to purchase the full version so its a little confusing. I am although assuming that this issue is what happens when the trial version period runs out?

Frobes

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That is something that I don't know
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 11, 2009 7:29 AM PST

sounds possible though.

P

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Resolved
by forbes_5001 / November 17, 2009 12:15 AM PST

Hi P

Many thanks for your help with this issue. I purchased a copy of iwork09 and have just installed and all is working so far! The trial version must have been the problem Apple should really flag this.

Thanks

Forbes

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(NT) Good Job!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 17, 2009 8:45 AM PST
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iwork
by bistones / February 9, 2010 11:29 AM PST
In reply to: Good Job!

Why not install office08

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(NT) More useful for what?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 9, 2010 9:52 PM PST
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I agree
by forbes_5001 / February 15, 2010 6:49 AM PST
In reply to: More useful for what?

I concur More useful for what?

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