7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2012 6:39 PM by PeterBreis0807
cmoonfromspaceland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just started using the pages app and now it won't paste anything anymore. is there anything i can do?

  • 1. Re: pages won't copy or paste anymore
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    You've given us virtually no details but at a guess you have opened a blank Layout mode template and not created any textboxes in which to paste.

     

    There are 2 kinds of templates:

     

    Word Processing have a default text area set between the margins, this flows from page to page.

     

    Layout are essentially blank slates on which you have to place Textboxes and Shapes into which you then add content.

     

    The 2 kinds of template are labeled in the sidebar of the Template Chooser.

     

    When you hit a problem don't just give up, try something different to test what is going on. Instead of trying to paste text, try an image or object, create a few objects and see what happens with those.

     

    Peter

  • 2. Re: pages won't copy or paste anymore
    Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,230 points)

    Pasting text into a blank page layout document will create its own text box, no need to create one first.

     

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  • 3. Re: pages won't copy or paste anymore
    cmoonfromspaceland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

    I've created a blank word processing doc and attempted to copy and paste your reply into the document. no go.  Then I created a textbox and attempted to copy and paste into the text box- no go.  I then tried the text edit app and it would not copy or paste either.  I've tried the template chooser and picked a word processor document, and nothing will copy and paste there either.

  • 4. Re: pages won't copy or paste anymore
    cmoonfromspaceland Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sorry, i also tried to copy and paste between pages documents as well, nothing goes anywhere. 

  • 5. Re: pages won't copy or paste anymore
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    Peggy

     

    You are right, as ever!

     

    Peter

     

    PS The O.P. seems to be having trouble copying and pasting anywhere not just in Pages.

  • 6. Re: pages won't copy or paste anymore
    Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,230 points)

    It sounds more & more like corrupt Pages preferences. Go to HD > Users > (your account) > Library > Preferences & delete the com.apple.iwork.pages.plist & then restart Pages. The user's Library is hidden in Lion but it is easy to open. In Finder, hold down the Option key while clicking on the Go menu & your user Library will appear about halfway down the list.

     

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  • 7. Re: pages won't copy or paste anymore
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    No, in another post they say they can't copy paste in other applications as well.

     

    Perhaps dead battery in a wireless keyboard?

     

    Peter