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Why is my text gray?

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Wolf Harper Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Sep 22, 2013 3:56 AM

So I used one of the fancy templates already made up in Pages.

 

MY TEXT IS GRAY. 


I print it out on my printer, and it looks like a ghost, like I've run out of toner or something.  There's nothing wrong with the printer.  The text is gray.  When I go into Pages and change the text color to the deepest black, it darkens right up. 

 

WHO WOULD DO SUCH A THING??????

 

So I look closer and I see now that the body text is chocolate brown.  But on a B/W printer it comes out GRAY. 

And my headings are all funny colors too, and they're always these light halfway grays that print out terrible. 

 

Is there some way to tell Pages that this document is for a flippin PRINTER? 

 

Gray text.  Honestly. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Sep 21, 2013 6:26 PM (in response to Wolf Harper)

    HI Wolf,

     

    "When I go into Pages and change the text color to the deepest black, it darkens right up."

     

    Set your text to black when you start, then.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Sep 21, 2013 10:06 PM (in response to Wolf Harper)

    Hi Wolf,

     

    You've posted your question in the community for the Mac version of Numbers, and made no mention of iOS or iPad in your profile information displayed below your original post.

     

    Is there a My Templates section in the Template Chooser on the iPad? If so, you can modify the tempates you want to use to contain only 'sensible' colours, then save the result as a Template. Templates you create and save appear in the My Templates section of the Template Choser.

     

    You should be able to make or revise those templates on the Mac or on the Pad, then transfer it to the other.

     

    All theoretical from my point of view, as I don't use iOS. You'll have a better chance of receiving an iOS answer from the users in the iWork for iOS community. I'll request this discussion be transfered there.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,215 points)
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    Sep 22, 2013 3:26 AM (in response to Wolf Harper)

    The text is cmyk process colors and it seems your printer is not doing a great job of translating those.

     

    True Apple should not have been so sloppy in creating their templates. You can fix it by changing the text to strict black only in the Color Picker grey scale selector and making it part of styles to apply overall but it is hard to get every instance and correct it as there is no visual clue onscreen.

     

    You could try giving Apple feedback but all mine has fallen on deaf ears.

     

    Maybe, just maybe, Apple will do something about it in the new upcoming version but given past experience I wouldn't count on it.

     

    Peter

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