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Need Help with backward typing in documents

Postby Blueeyedmichael » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:42 am

in a couple of paragraphs I get backwards typing.

First noticed when an emailed document had paragraphs in reverse print.

If I go into the paragraphs and type it goes from right to left. Arial and Times New Roman font.

I am thinking there must be hidden codes but I cannot find how to see the codes to delete them

Please see attached. Please help .. it’s a BIG hassle fir long time now


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>> Lifetime << ‮ Opiates ‮ Amphetamines ‮ Hallucinogens ‮ Heroin ‮ Inhalants ‬‬‬‬‬
‮ Methadone ‮ "Designer" drugs (Ecstasy, etc.) ‮ X Tobacco‬‬‬
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Abuse Criteria: None X Use in unsafe situations X Failure to fulfill major responsibilities due to use pattern
X Keep using despite social or interpersonal problems Recurrent substance related legal problems (1 or more occurring during the same 12 month period)
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Re: Need Help with backward typing in documents

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:10 am

Please see attached.

There is not anything attached content now.

The file size limit is 128 KiB in this forum.
Optimize the .png type pictures before you upload them here (set 256 or less color depth).

Or you can share the larger files on a free file sharing service like the Google drive. Put only the link here.
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Re: Need Help with backward typing in documents

Postby robleyd » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:15 am

Did you really mean to post in the Paid Support section?

There is no attached file; but perhaps you might look at the setting for text direction on the Alignment tab in Format | Paragraph for affected paragraphs. If there is no visible text direction option, go to Preferences | OpenOffice | Language Settings | Language and select Show UI Elements for bi-directional writing.

Search HELP for right-to-left text for more information.

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Re: Need Help with backward typing in documents

Postby floris v » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:56 am

You can also check whether the language set for the paragraphs with right to left set is Hebrew, Arabic or another RTL language. If so, change it to English or whatever your language is.
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