Recently I got an project to do a English version of a Japanese Magazine. I already got a hard copy as well as all the soft copy files. Thing is, Japanese layout is starting from right-hand and even the page numbers start from right hand. I checked in forums and every possible resource but couldn't find a way to change it to left hand (normal English layout) layout.
And another thing i noticed it if I open the Japanese indesign file first and then open a new document, new document is also right – hand layout document. for example, I got a Japanese document from page number 4- 14 (5 on left and 4 on right, 7 on left and 6 on right so on) and if I open a new document it's also numbered as the Japanese one. But if I close the Japanese document and open a new document in first place, it's looked like normal (4 on left 5 on right, 6 on left 7 on right so on) so I guess it's have to do something about preferences.
Any suggestions ??
BTW, I'm using Indesign CS6 on a Mac OS X 10.7.4
World Tools Pro from In-Tools.com will allow you to set type right to left, but I'm not sure it unlocks right-to-left pagination. You may need to switch a version of ID that supports right-to-left layout (as the Japanese localization does). If this is an English version, though, I would think you'd want to use a left-to-right layout for an English-speaking audience....
Yes. It allows switch binding direction (as does the non-pro version).
However, if all you need to do is switch the page binding, you can do it with a simple script.
This simple one-line script will switch the page binding in your current document:
app.documents.documentPreferences.pageBinding = app.documents.documentPreferences.pageBinding == PageBindingOptions.LEFT_TO_RIGHT ? PageBindingOptions.RIGHT_TO_LEFT : PageBindingOptions.LEFT_TO_RIGHT;
Yeah but I think I completely blew this one. Looking again I see the problem is that opening a RTL doc seems to set ID to be RTL and he the OP was looking for a way to get it switched back, so my suggestiont o work LTR was sort of out of place, don't you think?
I really need a vacation...