Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 9:51 PM (in response to Keith Worsley-Brown)
Quit Pages. Delete the com.apple.iwork.pages.plist residing in Users / your name / Library / Preferences. If you're using Lion, in Finder, hold down the Option key while clicking on the Go menu & your users Library will appear about halfway down the list.
Start Pages and see if it works now.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to fruhulda)
Thank you fruhulda, that's a good suggestion. Thanks also for the instructions on finding the Library that is so well hiiden in Lion!
I'll wait to pull the plist until I have completed a currrent document of 120 pages that has lots of critical formatting. I'm afraid of losing any important settings. Then I'll do as you suggest. I do appreciate your help.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 6:05 PM (in response to Keith Worsley-Brown)
For problems with the help viewer you need to delete the .plist file associated with the viewer not the .plist for the app you need help with.
Go to ~/Library/Preferences
Move the com.apple.helpviewer.plist file from the Preferences folder to the Trash.
Restart your Mac.
~ (Tilde) character represents the Home folder.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 7:50 PM (in response to Keith Worsley-Brown)
I'd back up a few steps here.
Skip the Help viewer, which is searchable using a pre-built table of contents/index.
Go to the Help menu and download the Pages '09 User Guide, which is a PDF document in which every word in the document may be used as a search term.
Same topics, pretty much the same information, easier to search,
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 9:03 PM (in response to Barry)
Thank you Barry, and Carolyn previously. This is great information, thank you. I appreciate your help with this. I now have the User Guide saved as a pdf, and it looks so useful.
Helpful info on plists too. Thanks everyone. I'm going to print out your replies for future reference.