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After deleting and re-installing the apps, I can't use iWork. Specifically, the document area is always empty, no matter if I create a new document or open an existing one. This applies to Pages, Numbers and Keynotes.

I can guess there's something in the document, because the mouse pointer changes when I move it over the empty area. So it seems like a display error. What can I do to resolve this?

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What do you exactly mean by empty, can you elaborate a little pls –  Samantha Catania Aug 9 '11 at 8:54
What's your source? Mac App Store or disks? –  Shane Hsu Jan 18 '13 at 18:23
It was from a CD. –  Bob Jan 19 '13 at 19:29

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Check if you have the font colour set to white.

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Yes, the problem occurs in all three programs, using different documents etc. The documents open fine in other programs (e.g. Microsoft Word or Excel). –  Bob Apr 11 '11 at 10:25

I had a little trouble getting iWork '09 to work correctly on Mountain Lion.

When I tried to create a new document from template chooser, it was blank, and I could not do anything.

When I tried to open an existing file, it said it "file could not be opened".

This applied for Numbers, Pages, and Keynote.

This is how I solved it,

  1. Moved the iWork Folder in Applications to Trash.
  2. Removed /Library/Application Support/iWork '09
  3. Re-Installed iWork (I had installation Media).
  4. Then installed the Mountain Lion iWork updates.

Hope that works for you.

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