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Jul 23, 2020

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apologies, I had this in another thread but the problem is still happening on a new document. On top of that I still have the ME version even though I thought I had reverted back to the normal CC version.

 

I use InDesign ME version

When I place text from a Word doc, the flow is incorrect in english. The cross hair is on the left which is not correct.

I need to change the direction of the flow.  I have already applied adobe world ready composer, and made sure it is English UK.  What else? I cannot get the flow correct unless I copy from Word and then paste into Indesign using the normal T tool (not ME tool).

I have tried everything... help

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How to change the direction of Text placed from Word file?

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apologies, I had this in another thread but the problem is still happening on a new document. On top of that I still have the ME version even though I thought I had reverted back to the normal CC version.

 

I use InDesign ME version

When I place text from a Word doc, the flow is incorrect in english. The cross hair is on the left which is not correct.

I need to change the direction of the flow.  I have already applied adobe world ready composer, and made sure it is English UK.  What else? I cannot get the flow correct unless I copy from Word and then paste into Indesign using the normal T tool (not ME tool).

I have tried everything... help

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Apr 27, 2020

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I use InDesign ME version

When I place text from a Word doc, the flow is incorrect in english. The cross hair is on the left which is not correct.

I need to change the direction of the flow.  I have already applied adobe world ready composer, and made sure it is English UK.  What else? I cannot get the flow correct unless I copy from Word and then paste into Indesign using the normal T tool (not ME tool).

I have tried everything... help

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 29, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Sorry about the delay. While placing the Word file, please select "Show Import Options" and make sure "Preserve Styles and Formatting from Text and Tables" is selected.

 

   show import options.png    preserve styles while importing text.png

 

 

Let us know if this helps or if you have any further questions. 

 

Regards,

Srishti

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Explorer ,
Apr 29, 2020

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thank you.. I had tried this and it still didn't work. 

If I copy from Word into Indesign it works but I of course will lose any italics etc if I do this.

 

In the end I have disabled ME version, and had to go back to normal version which is a bit of a pain

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Adobe Employee ,
May 06, 2020

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Sorry to hear that, Ben. Could you please share a sample Word file with me? I have ME version installed on my machine. I can try replicating that. 

 

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Explorer ,
May 06, 2020

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thanks, I tried everything but I could not work it 

end the end I have de installed ME and now installed normal version... not what I wanted to do but it is ok I guess.

thanks for offering to help.

I can send you the doc.. if you want can still do

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Adobe Employee ,
May 07, 2020

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Sure! Please upload the file to Creative Cloud (or similar service) and share the download link.

 

Regards!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 07, 2020

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Hi BenjiL,

if you still like to test copy/paste you could preserve some formatting by using a script written by Marc Autret:

 

RichPaste | Copy and Paste with Minimal Formatting [UPDATE]
Marc Autret, April 06, 2016

http://www.indiscripts.com/post/2015/10/richpaste-copy-and-paste-with-minimal-formatting

 

Installing a script:
http://www.indiscripts.com/pages/help#hd0sb2

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Explorer ,
May 07, 2020

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is this a common problem or am I going mad?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 08, 2020

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Perhaps both.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 08, 2020

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Sometimes I am going mad as well when importing doc or docx files. They could be created in various apps, not only with MS Word. Sometimes it helps to open them in MS Word and save them with a new name from there.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Explorer ,
May 08, 2020

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lol

thanks for trying to help

all good

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Explorer ,
Jul 21, 2020

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I am still having this same problem..

1/ cannot seem to change my InDesign version using the gear in the cc app to make it only english.. it says it is english international version but it is still the ME version.Screen Shot 2020-07-22 at 1.39.17 pm.png

2/ see attached screen shot.  If I place text it comes in with the right to left instead of left to right. I have to go into the text and fix every time I place any text... help!  

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Explorer ,
Jul 22, 2020

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hello someone... help...

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 26, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about this issue. Could you please confirm the language of the operating system? You need to uninstall the current version completely. Then change the language in the Creative Cloud to "English International" and reinstall the application.

 

Regards,

Srishti

 

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Explorer ,
Apr 29, 2020

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hello.. anyone?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2020

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There is no ME version many years. What language version do you really use it now?

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Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2020

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that is odd then... you could be right....

I use mainly for english but sometimes some hebrew stuff

 

it has an ME tool maybe that is why I thought it was a different one.

 

either way... when I insert a word doc... the text flows the wrong way. I have changed all settings I can think of in character, in paragraph, in all places I can think of. The flow is as per screen shot from right to left and I can change it of course but seems wrong that this is the case. help... any ideas?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2020

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>> but sometimes some hebrew stuff

Are you have installed this version?:

2020-07-23_13-44-07.png

About your problem - do paragraph style with flow settings that you are need, apply it in the place where you will place .docx and then place it. 

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Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2020

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no. I have the english option installed but it still has ME above the text tools in toolpanel

 

there must be something else I can do. It doesn't seem correct that every time I place text into InDesign it does the right to left which is not correct.  It never used to do this... I know I can do paragraph styles but  why would it place like this in the first place.. the wrong way around when I have the english version installed and not hebrew.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2020

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There is no another way. You're need to use it periodically Hebrew - install Hebrew version of ID and forget about your "bug" or "strange feature". 

 

Hebrew version have too English interface. Don't worry!

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Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2020

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I don't need the hebrew version.

are you saying all InDesign users have this problem? it couldn't be.. I sometimes load large documents and it is a real pain to fix this.

also changing the para styles doesn't help. I have to copy and paste into a new text frame to get it to even start. There must be something going on, as I have used InDesign for years and years and this is a new problem... it wasn't always like this. It doesn't make sense. I don't need the hebrew version. I can use a script. I don't have it installed anyway.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2020

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>> are you saying all InDesign users have this problem?

Nope. But you was confused me by this saying - 

>> I use InDesign ME version

 

>>  I don't need the hebrew version. I can use a script. 

Why not install Hebrew version if you work periodically with right-to-left text? Are you fear a few new text settings? Time is money. 

 

>> I don't have it installed anyway.

>> I have tried everything... help

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/troubleshooting-weird-indesign-problems-101-error-new/td-p/1...

Ok, is your "everything" contains all from this link?

10 minutes instead of days here

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Explorer ,
Jul 24, 2020

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hi, I had switched over from ME version to English international (there is a ME version, or actually the language installed). There was a glitch that wasn't changing me back to english international. Spoke to Adobe, and they confirmed what I thought which was to uninstall and re install InDesign which I have now done. If you use the english/hebrew version it will indeed have flow of all imported text right to left so it is working ok now. I had done all the steps but the change over had not worked.  

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>> which was to uninstall and re install InDesign which I have now done.

Is it hepls?

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