[b-hebrew] Hebrew text going left-to-right in word document

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Mar 25 06:51:50 EST 2004

On 24/03/2004 17:01, Polycarp66 at aol.com wrote:

>In a message dated 3/24/2004 7:16:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>ben.crick at argonet.co.uk writes:
>On Wed 24 Mar 2004 (10:43:27 +1200), bet_yaakov at paradise.net.nz wrote:
>>You need XP and Microsoft Word XP they now have the right to left
>>feature! We have had to change over as a Synagogue to these for all our
>>Liturgy and Hebrew Classes.
>>What you doing?
>For Scripture quotations I can cut and paste from my Bible program. For
>single words or short phrases in articles, I can manually enter Hebrew
>text, but have to press the backspace key after each letter. To set the
>text to "Right justified" also helps, as it places the cursor to the right
>hand end of every new line.
>*WimpWriteDir 1  from the Command Line sets everything to right-to-left mode.
>To return to left-to-right, I have to enter 0 riDetirWpmiW*  8-)
>There are two things you need to do.
>1.  Format your paragraph setting to right justified.
>2. Set your language under Tools > language to Hebrew.
I think the first thing Ben needs to do is install an OS which supports 
bidirectional text. His RiscOS may be wonderful in many ways but seems 
to be lacking in this respect.

Peter Kirk
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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