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    The arrow moves left when I move it right (2003)

    Dear Loungers,

    I have this document and I created a there is one part of the text where, I did nothing more than make the text all caps and size 14 pt and I made a few other changes and now, when I go to that text and I move the arrow to the left, it moves to the right, and when I move it to the right, it moves to the left! What did I do? How can I change it back? I feel like I am working with Arabic text, but it is certainly in English.

    Any clues?

    Thanks all

    JMT

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    Re: The arrow moves left when I move it right (2003)

    Hi JMT,

    What arrow are you referring to?
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    Paul Edstein
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    Re: The arrow moves left when I move it right (2003)

    If you have enabled support for middle-eastern and asian languages, you may have turned on right-to-left for this part of the document. Do you have the buttons displayed below in your toolbar?
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    Re: The arrow moves left when I move it right (2003)

    Sorry, I meant my cursor moves left when I move it right.

    Hans, I don't have them enabled, but I just realized the problem: under Format / Paragraph, in the Indents and Spacing tab, I had "Right to left" enabled. I have no idea how that was enabled and have no recollection of going into there. I am convinced there are all fo these hidden codes on my keyboard that I am unaware of and that I accidentally enable.

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    JMT

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    Re: The arrow moves left when I move it right (2003)

    I'm curious. I also have Word 2003 (SP2), but I did not find this on my Format | Paragraph.

    Is this hidden in there somewhere?

    Kevin

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    Re: The arrow moves left when I move it right (2003)

    I think this is only available if you have enabled support for right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew in Windows.

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    Re: The arrow moves left when I move it right (2003)

    I suspect Hans is right; in my case, I have these languages enabled and this is what my Paragraph dialogue looks like (attached).
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    Re: The arrow moves left when I move it right (2003)

    Oh wait, maybe these are NOT only for those who have Middle Eastern languages enabled because a month ago, I did not have them enabled yet I had these optoins in my paragraph dialogue...

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