Adobe Indesign ME

Community Beginner ,
Apr 24, 2021 Apr 24, 2021

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Greetings,

 

I have been trying to launch a Word file with "Arabic" text into Adobe Indesign but it doesn't support it; is there is a way to make Indesign supports Arabic text (Like ME version)?

 

With thanks,

Jarrah 

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Apr 24, 2021 Apr 24, 2021

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Hi @jarraha57510274 

In the Paragraph panel menu, have you set the Paragraph Composer to "World Ready"?

~ Jane

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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I'll tag our MENA expert to chime in with his thoughts: @Zaid Al Hilali 

 

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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I am thankeful

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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You can download the ME version via the Creative Cloud App.

Click the 3 dots beside InDesign and choose Other Versions

Select the Language from the screen that pops up.

And you can install the ME version of InDesign.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/indesign/kb/access-install-hebrew-arabic-indesign-illustrator-CC.html

 

 

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Thanx Eugene for your kind reply,

 

The languages presented to choose from in the "language" section in the versions bar do not contain Arabic language (ME) version. I checked that before I send the thread here. 

 

I did as the instructions in the link you sent; I changed the language to English-Arabic support in the preferences. I re-installed InDesign which should be an ME version now; the version I downloaded does not contain the (ME) sign or the (MENA) sign at the entery label. Inside Indesign, again the Arabic font is not supported as I tried to upload a Word file with  anArabic text. 

 

It seems Adobe-Cloud didn't make ME version in the Cloud botuqie, although Adobe Indesign ME is being sold here in Kuwait as a separate version!

 

Thanks for your reply 

Jarrah Al-Tubaikh (MD)  

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Well I don't know how it works in Kuwait. 

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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I'll try and find out.

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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It works like everywhere in the world 😄

 

My point is, Adobe Indesign ME the one used in our country is a different, non-existing version than what is in the Adobe-Cloud as far as I see it 

 

Jarrah 

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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It is there - there must be something gone wrong. 

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html

 

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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As I said, I used Indesign for a while installing the English (US) version for my Medical files. It works perfectly. 

 

When I started to look fo rthe ME version for creating Arabic file texts; it is not there. I had the Indesign ME version 6 years back in my desktop before I formatted it; I returned to Indesign only last year through the Cloud. I think I should look for the ME version here in Kuwait.

 

I am thankeful for your help so far. 

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Marhaba Dr. Jarrah,

I received a notification from @jane-e about this topic.

Can you please Make sure you have the ME Type tool (see illustration)

ME-Type-tool.jpg

I will guide you on next steps - insha' Allah - when you respond back.

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Marhaba Mr. Zaid,

 

Nice to meet you Sir. 

 

Thanks for your prompt reply; my brother just solved this problem in an unconventional way; after launching the Indesign version that supports Arabic, we uploaded an Arabic text font, it was compsed on a separated letters, then he went to "Type > Paragraph", and he chose from the right-sided list (Adobe World-Ready Single Line Composer), then the text linked together into a readable text! I didn't know how he knew this, but it worked!

 

As for the (ME Type Tool) that you are showing, it is not appearing in the Indesign type tools; I downloaded the 15.1 version. 

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Oh! And that was what I suggested in the very first reply!  😊 I'm glad it's sorted now.

~ Jane

 

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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I am so sorry I didn't take a notice .. my-bad 🙂 

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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The version of InDesign you have there doesn't support Arabic fully. If you were going to put together a right-to-let booklet, report, or a long article, you would be better off removing the existing copy of InDesign by going to the InDesign folder in your applications/programs dierctory, and there you will see the "Uninstall Adobe InDesign", launch it, then choose "Remove" InDesign Preferences when prompted.

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Thanks so much; I will

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Once your InDesign is removed from your system, follow the below steps to re-install the Middle Eastern copy of InDesign.

Open Adobe CC desktop application, click on the account button on the top-right corner then choose "Preferences"

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In the Preferences window, click on the "Apps" in the left pane, to allow you to choose the language: English يدعم العربية

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Click Done, and now you may install a fresh InDesign with full Arabic support.

 

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