Photoshop Typing Backwards?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 20, 2016 Aug 20, 2016

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Trying to make a visual portfolio on Photoshop CS6, and I am running into problems with text.

For example, I intend to write the following..

1 Birch View

But straight after typing, some formatting appears which modifies it to

Birch View 1

It doesn't allow numbers before words?

This issue is causing me lots of problems, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Jamie

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Hi

Unfortunately I have tried this with no prevail. I did what it said and I had the same problem

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Aug 20, 2016 Aug 20, 2016

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One approach :Check the paragraph settings  if

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thanks man im really grateful

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Aug 20, 2016 Aug 20, 2016

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if you tried to Change the Edit -> preferences -> Type and set it to Middle eastern and south Asian

Please be noted that : Changes will take effect the Next Time you Start photoshop in CS6

if that did not Help:

  • Create a New Document after Restart
  • Check the dictionary is set to English
  • try changing the Font

if that did not work:

Please show a screenshot for the Character Panel , Paragraph Panel and the

Edit -> preferences -> Type

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Community Beginner ,
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Hi,

How does one ensure the dictionary is set to English? I know how to do the other steps

Sorry, I am pretty basic when it comes to Photoshop

Thanks

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Thank you, this saved me hours. Had to do crazy workarounds for weeks.

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Aug 20, 2016 Aug 20, 2016

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window -> character

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Hi

Did everything as said, but unfortunately it does not work

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Aug 20, 2016 Aug 20, 2016

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Does that happen before ?

if not , reset Photoshop preferences

Reset Preferences in Photoshop

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016

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Hi all

Unfortunately, this didn't work either.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016

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jamief36851993 wrote:

Trying to make a visual portfolio on Photoshop CS6, and I am running into problems with text.

For example, I intend to write the following..

1 Birch View

But straight after typing, some formatting appears which modifies it to

Birch View 1

It doesn't allow numbers before words?

It is not completely writing from right to left in your example, so I don't think it's a dictionary problem or a text direction problem. If it were writing from right to left, the text would be "weiV hcriB 1"

How many times did you try it? Can you try it again—slowly, watching your screen—and report back at exactly what point the problem happens? If it continues, you might reset your Type tool or reset your Preferences.

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Apr 04, 2018 Apr 04, 2018

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Thanks it helps a lot
after did everything, your solution worked.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016

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Hi

With my example earlier 1 Birch View

My intention would be to write Birch View

for the first part, typing Birch View is fine, however when I try to put the one at the beginning, it moves it to the end

Intention - 1 Birch View

Reality - Birch View 1

I may be wrong but it seems like a language issue, where some write their numbers in different formats, however I am unsure

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Community Expert ,
Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016

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Hi Jamie,

At what point does the 1 jump to the end? Without a video or screenshots, I am using my imagination:

You type a 1. It appears on screen as typed.

You type a space. You now have "1 "

You type a B. Do you have "1 B" or do you have "B 1"?

You now type the i. Do you have "1 Bi" or  do you have "Bi 1"?

Or does it wait until you get to the very end so you have "1 Birc" and then when you type the final "h" the "1" then jumps to the end?

At what exact point in your typing does the numeral "1" jump from the beginning of the word to the end of the word?

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Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016

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Hi

When the B is typed, it turns to B 1

When the I is included, it becomes Bi 1

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Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016

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Since you tried what Mohammad.Harb​ and BarbBinder​ said, and neither solved the problem, just a couple more things:

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Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016

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Hi

I am unsure how to find out what version I am running

I have never installed another language.

I believe my version of photoshop is legitimate, however I am unsure. I didn't install it

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Community Expert ,
Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016

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I think Mohammad is on the right track: it's a text direction issue. There are an abundance of hits online when you google "typing backwards photoshop cs6" or "photoshop typing wrong direction" or any other way you can word it.

As I poked around, the most common successful fix (but still inconsistent) was to go to Type > Language Options and turn on Middle Eastern Features, then switch the direction of the type in Window > Paragraph, then return to Type > Language Options > Default Features—but I think you've done all that?

Are you on the current version of CS6? It also appears that Adobe recognized variations of this as an issue, and it was fixed for new files via a patch, but old files might still display the behavior.

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Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016

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To get the version go to Help -> about Photoshop

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Aug 22, 2016 Aug 22, 2016

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Hi

The version is 13.0.1 x64

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Nov 22, 2016 Nov 22, 2016

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Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 5.00.10 PM.png

Did anyone ever find a solution for this?

I, too am having the same exact issue. I have encountered this problem many times with punctuation jumping to the beginning of the sentence but found the fix is going to Type > Language Options. However, I have never had the issue with the numbers jumping to the END of the sentence until today. Very frustrating.

Any solution?

I am an Adobe Cloud user - using Photoshop's most up-to-date product. CC 2017

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Jan 12, 2017 Jan 12, 2017

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This is a recently discovered problem in my copy of Photoshop CC 2017 also... does anyone have an update? This is SO frustrating - typing D.o.B. and D.of.D. citations for funerals.... now they die before they're born....

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