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I started using keynote today and noticed that the colors change. The theme color, the font color and even the pictures i add have a pink/purple-ish color and it's really hard to edit under these conditions. If anyone knows how to bring back the colors to normal I would really appreciate it, thank you

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Use grab to take a picture and upload it somewhere in the comments. I can embed it if you flag for help. – bmike Nov 3 '12 at 14:55
Does this also happen if you create a new presentation based on the same theme? – patrix Nov 4 '12 at 9:51

Have you tried backing and removing your "~/Library/Preferences/ file"? Try closing Keynote, then moving or backing up and deleting that file. Then start Keynote again. There may be a config in "/Library/Preferences" as well. Kind of a shot in the dark, but the "~/Library" folder is where most user specific preferences are stored.

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Have you tried loading Keynote as a different user to see if the settings persist between different users on the same machine or just your user? – David Nov 3 '12 at 22:11

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