3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2014 5:53 AM by Tom Gewecke
Roushdi Level 1 (0 points)

I cannot write from right to left on my macbook air? I have Word 2011 installed already.


MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,125 points)

    Word for Mac has never supported RTL (or any Indic script either).  Instead use other apps.  Mellel is best, but Pages 5, TextEdit, Nisus Writer, Open/LibreOffice should work OK.

  • r_anderson Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

    I've looked for these apps on the app store but they are very expensive.

    Is there any other way to get word to write from right-to-left? I managed to get Hebrew on my mc and can write in Hebrew just fine on facebook or skype but not on a word document.

    I have a MacBook Air Model A1466.

    Many thanks.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,125 points)

    r_anderson wrote:

     

    I've looked for these apps on the app store but they are very expensive.

     

    I don't think so.  TextEdit and Open/LibreOffice are free.  Mellel light is $15.  Pages 5 is $20.  All much much cheaper than Word, which is really a defective app when it comes to languages.

     

    Sometimes you can make Word for Mac work with Arabic if you import an arabic document created with Windows Word and then edit that.  But I don't think very many users find this workaround that useful in practice.