Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 6:07 PM (in response to jomori)
I suggest updating to Pages 4.0.5 for Snow Leopard.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 6:50 PM (in response to Peggy)
Thank you - good idea. Alas, I've installed 4.0.5 to no avail. Same problem.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 7:14 PM (in response to jomori)
Is this happening in all documents or only particular documents?
If so where did the documents come from?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Happens in all documents, including new ones. I can open a new document, create a text box, write something, and everything is fine. Then if I try to click on that text box to resize, move, change font, etc, Pages crashes.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 10:01 PM (in response to jomori)
You may have a damaged font. Or damaged font cache.
Use Font Book (in Applications) to close half your fonts until the problem goes away, then reopen the suspect fonts one by one till you get the culprit.
Font Book can also check your fonts:
Font Book > select all fonts > Menu > File > Validate Fonts
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 11:40 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Yes. I actually did this as well. Does the fact that Pages crashes when I click an object like a picture (rather than only text) eliminate this as a possibility? Anyway, I checked my fonts, found that I had a bunch of duplicates and then removed those duplicates. Now when I validate fonts, Font Book says they are all clear. Still no luck.
However, in Disk Utility, I ran the Verify option and got the following back: "Volume Header needs minor repair. The volume needs to be repaired. Error: filesystem repair or verify failed."
At this point, the Repair button is not an option, which I assume means I am supposed to put the OS install disk in and then run repair? Is this correct? Unfortunately, I don't have the disk - long ago lost to moving boxes and messy closets. Is there a way for me to do this without the install disk?
Thanks for all this.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 3:46 AM (in response to jomori)
You need to start the computer on another disc than the hard disc and it has to have the Disc Utility on it.
You could buy the Snow Leopard disc from the Apple Store (not AppSore). Boot on that disc and use the Disc Utility. You even could upgrade your system if your computer can have Snow Leopard. It is easy. You do that on top of what you have. No need to erase anything first or archive. It is only 29 dollars.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 10:17 AM (in response to fruhulda)
Okay, so I rebooted in single-user mode and repaired the disk with the "fsck -fy" command. It repaired something and now when I run verify on Disk Utility, all is well.
However, still no luck with the Pages crash problem.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to jomori)
Uninstall iWork. You cannot completely delete iWork by moving the iWork '09 folder to the Trash. Instead, use Yvan Koenig's script:
• Choose public_YK > for_iWork'09 > other_iWork'09 items
• Click on uninstall iWork '09.zip, decompress it, open it in AppleScript Editor and click the Run button
Install iWork again from the iWork disc I hope you posses. Do the updates
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to fruhulda)
Darn it. So I just ran Yvan's very helpful script and reinstalled, then updated back to 4.0.5. No difference.
Very confusing. I thought for sure that one would do it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 2:46 PM (in response to jomori)
Well, not sure ultimately what did it, but I got it back working. I think it was some combination of the reinstall, clearing the font cache, and clearing the plist files post reinstall. Not entirely sure. Took a full day but we are back on track.
Thanks everyone for all the help.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 9:44 PM (in response to jomori)
The script deletes the plist files too. Iam glad you have got it sorted.