My copy of MS Word 2003 was installed on my computer with the locale set to Israel, so among other things my Normal.dot template was set up for right-to-left. I managed to fix most of the Hebrew support things so that I am working in English by default now. The only thing I haven't found a cure for is how to make the "print layout" view also go from left to right; as things are, the page flow always appears from right to left, even in English documents - IOW, page 1 appears on the right of page 2, as shown below.
I can't see any obvious option to change this. How do I do it?
Asked by Shaul on January 24, 2010. Last Edited on January 24, 2010.
Your normal.dot file looks fine and even using a machine set to Israel/Hebrew, I am unable to find a fix, but here are some observations and hopefully it can lead you to an answer.
I think that this is down to the regional options of your machine.
When using Hebrew on an English machine, I default left to right.
When I change to Israeli/Hebrew, it still acts "the English way", my guess is that you need to look in the Office installation files and see if you can install the English proofing tools - you may also want to try changing your machines default language to English and see if that changes things.
However, again, wether Hebrew or English, your normal.dot works on my machine even when set to Hebrew/Israel.
If you have any questions, please write in comments.
Answered by Wil on January 24, 2010.
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