Please explain in more detail.
Are Photoshop and OS fully updated and have you performed the usual trouble-shooting routines (trashing prefs by keeping command-alt-shift/ctrl-alt-shift pressed while starting Photoshop after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved and making a note of the Preferences you’ve changed, 3rd party plug-ins deactivation, system maintenance, cleaning caches, font validation, etc.)?
Right. If I was trying to write "The year 1995", when typing the first number, it would automatically go to the front of the text and look like "1995 The year". The same rules apply for any punctuation I use at the end of sentences.
Also, if I was trying to highlight all of the text, what would be highlighted would either be "1995", "The year" or the space inbetween "1995" and "The". It isn't possible to highlight every word in the text. Another thing is that the blinking line where the text should type is always at the beginning of the text unless I hold the right arrow key.
Please ask any questions.
That happens when using the Type Tool to create Point Type and Paragraph Type both?
Have you trashed the prefs yet?
You could also try checking out:
"That happens when using the Type Tool to create Point Type and Paragraph Type both?"
"Have you trashed the prefs yet?"
I just did so but it came to no avail.
I'll try the more time cosuming things on the list later when I have more time but nothing worked yet.
Sounds strange indeed.
Are other programs affected?
Every other program seems fine.
It seems unlikely, but are any Scripts linked to events in File > Scripts > Script Events Manager?
Hi! did you reset the type tool (right-click the tool on the option bar)
Does it happen with all fonts, or just one?
No scripts are linked to events.
in photoshop are your type options under Preferences>Type set to Middle Eastern or East Asian?
"did you reset the type tool (right-click the tool on the option bar)"
No, but I just did and it didn't work.
"Does it happen with all fonts, or just one?"
Something I just noticed was when the text starts centred on the right, the blinking line that should be telling me where my text will be coming up moves backwards when I press the spacebar; then when backspacing, the line goes fowards.
Sorry if that last sentence didn't make sense...it's early.
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You got it! It was set to Middle Eastern and changing it to East Asian fixed the problem. Thank you.
It's strange that resetting the photoshop cs6 preferences didn't cure that if your using an version of photoshop not localised for a middle eastern region.
I still have the problem that all punctuation is appearing on the left side of my text. What makes most of my documents useless.
Recreating them from scratch is NOT an option due to high complexity.
I am Cloud member and Photoshop is up to date.
What is the solution to fix that problem now?
- I tried switching between Middle Eastern and East Asian text engines.
- I tried to delete styles, resetting paragraphs, etc
- I deleted Photoshop preferences
Nothing helped yet.
Punctuation always appears on the left side instead after text.
What's also strange is that after deleting the preferences, creating a new document and writing text - the text is by default aligned right instead left.
Does that mean my documents, which I have built up over years/months, are irreversibly skrewed?
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Highlight your text and select 'Paragraph'.
Select the icon in the very top right corner so a menu pops open.
Adobe Single-line Composer
Right-to-Left Paragraph Direction
That should do it!
My photoshop, also cloud just started this today and NOTHING seems to work. I just tried this trick...still doing it.
I use CC 14.0 and I can't seem to figure out the type tool. it types right to left and i tried all the solutions above. In the paragraph panel there's no left to right or right to left option and all the other options that may work out for me are greyed out and i can't select them.
What should I do next?
Thanks a lot station_two!! This fixed my issue but now I have a problem with symbols like " or } as they seem to move to the begining of the line randomly.
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I've been browsing and looking for an answer everywhere in order to fix my problems.
I think I've found a solution, but just to clarify, this was my problem:
If I was to type the this:
Cat, dog and mouse were smoking it all up.
The sentence would come out, like this:
.,Cat dog and mouse were smoking it all up
Or something alike, anyway.
But I've fixed it with a click of a button, or two.
This is what you do:
NOTE: THIS DOES INCLUDE HAVING MIDDLE EASTERN SET, BUT ISN'T THE FIX ITSELF!
1. Go to 'Type' through the menu, or (preferences on mac) and make sure type set is set to Middle Eastern.
There, wasn't so hard, was it? =]
2. Now, do this:
5. This may set back and forth if you have a certain text layer selected, so make sure you're doing this independently of any layers.
Hope this helps.
I don't see that option in my photoshop CS6 (Version 13 x64), not Cloud. But, I am experiencing the same exact thing you mention. What are those buttons labeled. Any idea where I can find it in the non-Creative Cloud version of the software?
In order to get the option for "left to right" and "right to left" you have to click Type -> Language Options -> Middle Eastern Features and it will add a row of options to the Paragraph panel. This solved it for me.
I've got the solution:
- Type > Panels > Paragraph Styles Panel.
- Create new (Create new paragraph style), the button left to the delete option.
- Double click on the new "Paragraph Style +1"
- Make the changes you want and save
- Use the new paragraph style ("Basic Paragraph" is the one making problem)
Carl4's link did the trick. Nothing else in this thread worked. Thanks Carl!
Looks like this option is gone in cc 2014
I had this problem too and I just selected
Type > Language Options > Left-to-right Character Direction.
Hope this helps.
This worked for me. This is what I did..
Type>Language Options> Set to Middle Eastern Features> Click Left-to-right Character Direction.
And in order to enable the "Left-to-right character direction" tab, you actually HAVE to set your language option to Middle Eastern.
Good Luck. This has bothered me for months! smh.
I find no option to change this to Middle Eastern...please help...really annoyed
Carl's option worked for me as well. Thanks for a glitchy program Photoshop . I hope they correct this with a patch so people won't have to use this odd workaround! Good luck everyone.
If the language trick doesn't work, go to your PARAGRAPH>RESET PARAGRAPH
It did the trick for me!
Fixed it for me even with Photoshop CC 2015 1.01
Yes! Carl's explanation worked! TY so much. How awful of Adobe to release it this way --even on the latest upgrade it isn't fixed. Ridiculous.
Thank you so much for this. I've had my brain wrapped around this problem for over an hour trying all sorts of diagnostics recommended by folk. You're a life saver.
Thanks @xenil for the visuals and explanation - this fixed the issue for me
Thanks Carl4!! This is the link that saved me as well, I tried everything else and nothing had worked.