.and now it seems I can't get it/upgrade even if I wanted to (but I would happily pay and do this if I could). I have also downloaded and tried v.6...but this to seems to be missing what I need.
Did you download a trial of InDesign CS6 Middle Eastern Edition, or just regular InDesign CS6?
The regular version will not do.
See http://www.adobe.com/mena_en/products/indesign.html for the ME edition. There is a "Try" link on the right-hand side. It probably takes you to http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=indesign&loc=en_ae but I am not sure the direct link works. You presumably want "English-Hebrew Enabled."
Thanks thats great...just what I needed. It wasn't clear on my first few attempts but your links took me straight to the English-Hebrew versions ...nice one. Having had a go with it today it does the job, but leads me onto another question:
Is it possible to have both right to left and left to right text in the same para?