Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 6:02 PM (in response to lynnie61)
You aren't stuck with Pages. You can purchase the latest version of Office for Mac, or any of several other fine word processors for the Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 8:06 PM (in response to lynnie61)
Surprise surprise, we were not there when you got yourself in this state, how about filling us in as to what you did or didn't do?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 8:19 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
Thanks Jerry, I was aware of that, but I didn't want to cough up the price . I had also read that I would be able to still read word documents in pages so that's what convinced me. Grrr
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 8:22 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Peter, I thought I was fairly specific about what I did and didn't do. I open up pages and choose new word processing page. When I click my mouse onto the page it doesn't appear. When I type - nothing. The word count down the bottom increases but you can't see anything on the actual page. Thought perhaps the font was in white but it isn't, it's in black.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 8:22 PM (in response to lynnie61)
You can open and save Word files in TextEdit and it is free and included with your Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 8:25 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Peter, does TextEdit give you the same formatting options?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 8:51 PM (in response to lynnie61)
Try it. Nobody is going to smack your hand for looking as far as your Applications folder.
It is amazingly capable but lacks DTP (floating objects).
It is not Word but only MsWord is Word.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 10:43 PM (in response to lynnie61)
As you can't see the video but a voice it isn't just Pages that is a problem. You have other problems too. Try restarting the computer. Then use the free application Onyx and run some maintenance.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 12:28 AM (in response to fruhulda)
Thanks fruhulda I will give that a try.
And Peter, you have a way about you that is mostly not very helpful! Of course I tried it, and of course I could see it had limited use. But you failed to tell me why it was that pages wasn't working for me, or to provide me with any possible solution other than being a bit of a smart derrier!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 12:45 AM (in response to lynnie61)
You did not tell us what version of Pages '09, how you installed it, or what lead up to the problem.
We can not see what you see. You have to be extremely detailed with your description and question.
It is very unusual what is happening to you and without clues, we can't really suggest much.
There is an expectation that a vague, non specific question lacking detail will get THE answer.
Fat chance. You get what you put into it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 2:35 AM (in response to fruhulda)
Fruhulda - you were right, there were other issues. When I restarted the computer, Adobe flash started installing an update. This solved the missing video on the iPages tutorial. It also solved the missing text from Pages! Thank you for seeing that there was more than one issue.
Peter thank you for attempting to get to the bottom of my problems. I am not sure how I could have been much more specific in my description of what happened. As I'd just installed the application, I think it's fair to assume it is the most current.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to lynnie61)
Just installing software doesn't get you the most up to date version.
Most DVDs/DLs are created at the first edition then updates are supplied via System Updates.
You didn't tell us which version you were using, nor how you installed it, more a complaint about Word. That is why we kept asking.
My wife has been running a 25 year experiment to reveal my nascent telepathic abilities. Despite me repeatedly batting zero, she is convinced I am hiding my true super powers.
I doubt you will get me to uncover in a few posts what I have managed to conceal from her for so long.