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i tried to look for answers for my issue below. Couldn't find

I am creating a pdf where my text goes like this "123 (test)" ..but when i type the text it reverses automatically to "(test) 123" . i tried my best to fix this but it doesn't work. I also tried a simple number test like this '123 456 789' . instead it displays '789 456 123'. Can somebody provide me a solution?

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i tried to look for answers for my issue below. Couldn't find

I am creating a pdf where my text goes like this "123 (test)" ..but when i type the text it reverses automatically to "(test) 123" . i tried my best to fix this but it doesn't work. I also tried a simple number test like this '123 456 789' . instead it displays '789 456 123'. Can somebody provide me a solution?

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Because this is very unusual you need to describe in detail what you are doing and the software, system and fonts you use.

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i know its unusual ...but im trying this for the first time since I'm a beginner and just bought a license 2 weeks back...

adobe acrobat pro dc version 2017.009.20044..windows 7.. font for the text  - arial...

What i am doing exactly is described in the issue- i am just typing a normal text after opening a blank document under create pdf...its the same when i try to edit an existing pdf too...

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Good, thank you for the version. Unfortunately because you are new to the product you don't realise just how many different ways there are to do things, how many similar tools. You say you are "typing a normal text". Is this a fill in form? An existing PDF that is not a form? A blank file you made? What tool did you use? Imagine we've never seen the software and please tell us exactly what you click, what you type.

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I have another question too, it may seem strange. Hebrew and Arabic. Is this a computer or software with either language? Is the PDF using either language? (Please answer the other question too).

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Thanks a lot for your reply

I live in Kuwait.

will that have anything to do with this? yeah Arabic is involved at times..I'm not sure what or how to check/change the particular settings for this? the screenshot u see here is what i am doing exactly,

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1) go to start, open adobe acrobat dc.

2)once its opened click on tools -> create pdf -> blank page(last option as seen in the first image)

3)click on edit pdf (it appears on the right side) and u get the tool bar as shown in the second image.

4) add text and i just typed '123 456' but the image shows how it appeared.

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this is just a screenshot to show the product how it looks like.  pdf pro.

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It's good that Test Screen Name​ thought about language.

You may try by changing "paragraph direction" in the Language preferences…

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That still did not work

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Well it worked on my Mac, did you try to change language settings to be similar to mine above?

Acrobat-RTL-prefs.gif

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I am facing exactly the same problem with Acrobat DC... did you manage to solve this problem?

Tarek

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Marhaba Tarek, I don't have a problem with Acrobat, check my post # 8 above were I posted a "solution", well at least I think it's a solution.

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Thank you Zaid Al Hilali​!

I think the problem is resulted the the OS Language/Regional Settings on the Windows PC.

On my personal Laptop (Windows 10), I have set Arabic Language based settings in several places. However, the main UI is English. If I remember correctly, such settings are in Regional Options or something like that.

On my Work PC (Windows 7), there is no problem, and all such related Languages settings are based on English.

All other Acrobat settings/preferences are exactly the same on both personal laptop and work PC.

Following is the main place where I need to verify. Below is snapshot of my Work PC Regional and Language Settings for System Locale. When I am back home, I will try to play around with such configurations to see if this will make a difference. This includes Format, Location, Keyboards and Languages, and Administrative.

Regards,

Tarek

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Marhaba Tarek… You're welcome.

Interesting you mentioned all these variables. I shall do some more testing on a Windows machine because Acrobat on Mac behaves well.

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Thank you Zaid ...

The issue can be easily reproduced. Just open Acrobat DC, open any static PDF, use Edit PDF, add text, and type the following:

123 456

When you add space after "123" the text direction/orientation is messed up. I think the Windows version locale has a lot to do with this issue. I will compare Windows and Acrobat related setting on both PCs to find out what is the difference, and try to pinpoint the option(s) that will cause this issue to happen.

Tarek

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My test on Windows 10 didn't show this issue either. Perhaps there are other elements involved!

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Hi,  did you ever get a resolution to this problem?  I'm having the same issue. I am in the US, I've set all the fonts to left to right.  I'm running Windows 10 and Acrobat 2017. 

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