When I type 3 - 4 for example it reverses it to 4 - 3. When I type June 23/17 it types June 17/23. What is going on? I have never seen this in all my years using Indesign.
I am on CS6 Mac.
I can't for the life of me understand why I would ever need Indesign to reverse things like that. Anyone have any advice on how to get it back to normal.
It is only like this in one document. If I start a new document the problem doesn't happen.
Thank you in advance.
What about Adobe jumping to the rescue and provide an own InDesign-Preference CleanUp-/Restore-/PreInstallValidation-tool for a heap of bucks?
…it starting to annoy me always reading again to "trash prefs" – I see Adobe to secure their Prefs of not getting broken.
No such luck. Tried that.
It seems anything to do with numbers gets reversed
I just typed Page 15 and it reversed it to 15 Page. This is the oddest thing I have ever seen. Maybe it is a setting I changed accidentally with an unknown key combination? Although what on earth would you ever want that setting for??lol
Does that happen if you type something into TextEdit or any other app ?
No I use text edit, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word...etc all day long and no problems.
I am thinking it is specific to just the file because starting a fresh document it doesn't do that.
I just wondering what it is about that file that would cause it to happen?
It might be a fonts problem try to change the fonts to something like "Arial"
If the document was started in a Middle Eastern version then the Right to Left reading could still be there - change the Language in the paragraph settings by going to Window>Type & Tables> Paragraphs
And select the text in the paragraph with the type tool and change the language back to English UK/US
Or change the language before typing.
Possibly because you have the Middle Eastern version of InDesign installed and you have Arabic language selected in the Paragraph dialog box.
Try switching the language to English Uk or US.
It does seems to be a case suggested above by Eugene. Styles still holding the right to left direction of typing as it normally happens in ME versions. You can change the text direction or change the paragraph style.
Type > Character
make sure the Language is English
I know its too late but finally found the solution to this. change your text engine from preferences- graphics to european and east asian
This made me crazy too.
Thank you for your kind solution!
Saved my life.
Go to the "Languages" menu of the computer, then "Administrative Languages Settings", a dialog box comes up titled "Region". In the "Administrative" tab of the dialog box, make sure "English" is set for non-Unicode programs. Mine was set to Arabic.
That fixed it for me, when I would type "40-CAD-500", it would correct to "CAD-500--40". I struggled for a year and a half to find a solution until I got a hint on this forum that it could be a right-to-left language setting to be changed to left-to-right setting.