Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 10:20 PM (in response to kleptix)
Is it white or is it transparent?
How have you applied the color?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 10:53 PM (in response to kleptix)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 11:00 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Peter - I've attached a screen grab to try and illustrate what I am seeing/doing. I am selecting the text color from the format bar icon designated as 'text color' and selecting the second from the top left box (solid white, as opposed to the upper left most white block with a diagonal red line). I have the page number in the footer highlighted while selecting the color. Once the 'white' color is selected though, and the highlighting of the footer is gone, then the page number can not been seen. Thoughts?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 12:23 AM (in response to kleptix)
Is it there when you zoom in?
Is it there if you increase its point size?
Is it there if you change the font?
Have you tried using white from the Color Picker?
What is the Opacity of the text in the Graphic Inspector?
If you are really stumped, click on my blue name and email me the file.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 1:36 AM (in response to kleptix)
I have now tried to add a shape with colour to the background. It is true that you can't add header or a footer content even when the background is send to the back. What I think is the major problem is that the shapes in Pages is also text boxes. You can write in a Shape just like in a text box.
1. The way around this would be that you create all your text first > then change the text colour to white > then add a Shape which you send to the background.
2. I had problems making my first thought work which was Put the wanted Shape on the document > adjust it to fill the whole page > Send to background > Format / arrange / Capture page. It finally did work but I really can't explain why it did when it first didn't
3! What I found out during the testing is that you have to click outside the page. To do that you have to widen the window a little so you can see the grey background. Click on the background and then click on the footer and the insertion point should start blinking!!!!! It is a matter of having the right layer active which isn't obvious in Pages. You still need to Send to the Background to make this work.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to Yellowbox)
Yellowbox - I grant you that your suggestion does technically work, however it suggests/requires that the footer be at the bottom most edge of the page. Since my footer does not extend to the bottom of the page edge (or left and right edges for that matter), I will have to create three more color fill boxes around the footer space and then use the paragraph fill option that you suggest to match it all up. Thank for the help.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 1:01 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Is it there when you zoom in? No amount of zoom or lack thereof changes the situaiton.
Is it there if you increase its point size? Nope.
Is it there if you change the font? Nope.
Have you tried using white from the Color Picker? Yes, no matter how white is selected the end result is the same.
What is the Opacity of the text in the Graphic Inspector? Text does not have an opacity option/selection. Perhaps you are asking what the Opacity is of the solid color I am trying to set as the background, in which case it is 100%.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 5:04 PM (in response to kleptix)
Text does have an Opacity setting, but it's in the Color Picker, not the Graphic Inspector.
For me, white text is working the same in the header and footer as it is in the body of the document; not sure why it isn't for you.