Pages: Colors inverted

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  1. ULEE macrumors member

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    Hello,

    the text color in iWorks Pages (08) seems to be inverted. Though the text colour is set to black all the text appears white. I couldnt find any way to change this "setting" so the colour appears normal again.

    Has anyone experienced the same problem and/or knows how to fix without reinstalling iWork?

    Thanks.

    Julian
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    The first thing I would check would be System Preferences > Universal Access. White on Black may have accidentally been set.
     

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  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That setting would reverse colors in everything. If it's just Pages, try replacing the com.apple.iWork.Pages.plist file.

    You'll find it in your Home folder > Library > Preferences. Drag it out onto your Desktop, then open Pages. It will create a fresh plist file.

    Did either of these things work for you?
     
  4. jaredonline macrumors newbie

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    Same issue for me

    I'm having the same issue, but recreating the Pages .plist file didn't help.
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    ...but only in Pages? If system-wide, try the suggestion in post #2.

    If not, or if that isn't it, try logging in under a different user account. Do you still have the problem then?
     
  6. TheMechanic macrumors regular

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    Same problem here!!

    In all iWork apps the font colors are inverted. Even after a complete reinstall of the whole system!!

    Your help would be appreciated!!
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Try the suggestion above, and report your results.
     
  8. TheMechanic macrumors regular

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    I figured out what was the problem.

    I have iWork '08 which I bought for my MacBook with 10.5 Leopard. I then upgraded to 10.6 Snow Leopard and suddenly all font colors in the iWork apps were inverted.
    I tried everything from reinstalling iWork to completely erase my HDD and start over. But nothing solved the problem. Only thing I apparently never did was updating the iWork apps via Software Update. After I did that everything is fine now.

    It seems like the combination of iWork '08 and Snow Leopard inverts the font colors which gets fixed with a simple iWork update.

    Now I ask myself why I haven't updated iWork in the last 3 month...
     

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