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Old Nov 19, 2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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Pages 08 - Can't see text?

Hey,

I'm using Pages 08 and for some reason its just started no showing any text.

I've started a new blank document from template chooser and everytime I type anything in a text box I have to highlight it so I can see it. It then comes up in purple but only when highlighted. The same happens with images.

I'm running 10.6.2 on a brand new LED iMac 21.5"

Any help would be greatly appreciated! J
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 07:39 AM   #2
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Maybe your text color is set to white?

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Old Nov 20, 2009, 08:51 AM   #3
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I tried that, its not that, its just weird!!
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 01:04 PM   #4
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Hey,
I've had the same problem, it just started occurring. For now, I'm going to export my documents as rtf's then just edit them in text until I figure out what the solution it.
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 03:22 PM   #5
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this is happening to me as well
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=828389
but it also happens in Keynote for me too?
I need to do some business cards, very annoying this
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 11:34 PM   #6
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If it's not white text, then make sure your fonts are OK. Run Font Book and choose the validation option. If errors are reported, that could be the issue.

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Old Dec 1, 2009, 09:21 AM   #7
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System Preferences > Universal Access > Seeing

Display area: Black on White should be checked. Was yours set to White on Black?
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:15 PM   #8
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This is happening to me, too. Pages '08 and all text is invisible. If I select it, I can see the text, if I change the colour to anything else, the text will appear - but when I select black, the text disappears. The flashing cursor is also invisible.

If I export the document as a pdf, it all looks fine.

Any advice?
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:05 PM   #9
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Run Software Update. As I recall, Apple released an update for people using iWork '08 on Snow Leopard and later to correct this issue.

If not updates are available, make sure the iWork applications are in the folder where they belong, in /Applications/iWork '08. If they have been relocated or the folder deleted, recreate it and put the Keynote, Numbers, and Pages applications back to where they ought to be and run the update process again.
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