I have a small arabic text document (Word) with single phrases I need to input into Indesign. The problem I face is whilst the text in Word is correct, after pasting it into Indesign (same font) it reverses the text. For example the word "cat" becomes "tac", I know of world tools but I only need for a fix for this one job and can't warrant spending $100+ for one small document - does anybody have any tips/ideas/workaround?
World Tools works as a demo for 20 days, so it could help you set up a one-off job.
If all you need is to set the composer, this script will help:
app.selection.composer = "$ID/HL Composer Optyca";
Thanks for your reply - have used world tools and it worked just fine - you have to be careful when mixing arabic and western fonts though as sentence ends can go a bit awry i.e. full stops end up bottom right when should be bottom left