16 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2013 2:51 PM by Cyndee M

    How do I get RTL support in IND CC?

    sebdea

      Hi There,

       

      I uninstalled InDesign CS6 and when I tried to install it back in Adobe App Manager I don't see it. Instead there were InDesign CC available. So, I install it. However the InDesign CS6 I had support RTL languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. I need it for some project that are still in work.

       

      Now, for my surprise, InDesign CC do not have such thing. I am sure I did something wrong but I cannot understand what.

       

      Please help me to solve the issue.

       

      Regards,

      Sebastian

        • 1. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          To reinstall CS6 if you have the Creative Cloud installed, go to: creative.adobe.com.

           

          Click on Download Center. Scroll down to InDesign and click Download. About the middle of the InDesign CC page, under the heading "In This Version" there is a popup menu where you can choose InDesign CS6.

           

          In either version, to use RTL, you need to use the World Ready Composer. However, to properly punctuate RTL and compose stories, you also need to use an additional plugin like World Tools (which probably isn't available yet for InDesign CC).

          • 2. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
            sebdea Level 1

            Dear Steve,

             

            Thank you for your help. I think I'll get back to CS6. I never installed all those plug ins on InDesign CS6. I just select the language and it was working. Too much trouble installing tons of additional things just to see that at a point will not work and I have to remove them.

             

            Much appreciate your help.

             

            Hopefully they will offer soon a version of InDesign CC version in English with support for RTL languages as they did in CS6.

             

            Regards,

             

             

             

             

             

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            • 3. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
              TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Just a second. It's very easy to download the Middle Eastern version of

              InDesign CC (and all the other apps).

               

              Open the Creative Cloud app on your desktop. Then go to Preferences (the

              cog-wheel icon)>App, and under the "App Language" dropdown, select the

              version you want. If you want Hebrew, select English תומך עברית

               

              That's it. Now when you install the application, the version you have

              asked for is installed.

               

              Ariel

              • 4. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                sebdea Level 1

                OK. Thank you, Ariel. I recall doing the same when I first installed InDesign CS6.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Fagaras Codrut Sebastian

                 

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                • 5. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                  Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                  Sebastian,

                   

                  Please delete your auto-signature and personal info when you reply by email. Thanks.

                  • 6. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                    sebdea Level 1

                    Hi.

                     

                    Sorry. I remember you mentioned before. Sorry.

                    • 7. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                      sebdea Level 1

                      Hi Ariel,

                       

                      So, I will have to uninstall this InDesign CC version and reinstall the one with RTL support for Hebrew.

                       

                      Thank you.

                       

                      Wish you all the best.

                       

                      Sebastian

                      • 8. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                        Ankit Kanwara. Adobe Employee

                        Just adding my two cents..

                         

                        You can certainly use the rtl text with InDesign CC English version too, although many capabilities that you will get installing the ME version will not be there the basic working can be implemented.

                         

                        All you need to do in go to Indesign preferences -> Advance Type

                        Change the composer to - > Adobe World Ready paragraph Composer

                         

                        Then once you enable your keyboard to type a rtl language and select a font such as adobe Arabic or adobe Hebrew you can type RTL in Indeisng CC.

                         

                        Hope it helps

                        • 9. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                          However, based on what I watched of Diane Burns' excellent Lynda.com video on Multilingual Publishing on Lynda.com, turning on the Adobe World Ready Composer is not sufficient to handle punctuation correctly (it appears at the wrong side of a line), and doesn't handle RTL story text flow properly. You have to have the addition of a plug-in like Harbs' World Tools to have all the features of the ME version.

                          • 10. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                            sebdea Level 1

                            I'll stick with Ariel solution as it worked perfectly before when I was using InDesign CS6. I do not write in Hebrew so I do not need to set my keyboard for that.

                             

                            I use it for Arabic and Hebrew with success.

                             

                            Thank you for all your help and support. Much appreciate it.

                             

                            Regards,

                            Sebastian

                            • 11. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                              TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                              Hi Sebastian,

                               

                              Yes, you normally would only want one version of InDesign 9 (CC) on your

                              computer, so it's best to uninstall it, and then reinstall the ME version.

                               

                              Steve, since now with the Creative Cloud everyone can get the ME version

                              with RTL support of InDesign for no extra cost, I think the workarounds

                              you're mentioning are moot points. Anyone who wants the best available

                              options for setting RTL texts should simply install the ME version of

                              InDesign CC. All the features of the regular version are there, plus a

                              whole bunch of extra things useful for RTL texts. Nothing is lost, only

                              gained.

                               

                              Ariel

                              • 12. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                                sebdea Level 1

                                Well,

                                 

                                Now I think I did it.

                                 

                                1. Is there a problem if I installed InDesign CC and InCopy CC with RTL support while Photoshop and Illustrator are installed from English (North America)?

                                2. I got excited to install new CC applications so I delete all CS6, including Acrobat. Now, when I am on CreativeCloud desktop app, on English (North America), it says the Acrobat is Up to date. But I know I uninstall it. While on English (some Hebrew characters) is says it is not installed. So, I tried install it. It retunrs an error asking me to try install it again. I tried 3 times with no luck.

                                 

                                I did some research on this forums where I see same errors occuring on other applications like Photoshop.

                                 

                                Any help with that to reinstall it? It is already uninstalled so nothing else in there is working.

                                 

                                Regards,

                                Sebastian

                                • 13. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                                  Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                  You can have both CC and CS6 products installed at the same time. Here's how to reinstall the CS6 versions:

                                   

                                  To reinstall CS6 if you have the Creative Cloud installed, go to: creative.adobe.com.

                                   

                                  Click on Download Center. Scroll down to InDesign and click Download. About the middle of the InDesign CC page, under the heading "In This Version" there is a popup menu where you can choose InDesign CS6.

                                  • 14. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                                    Cyndee M Level 1

                                    I desperately need some help here. I have InDesign CC installed with App Preference set to English תומך עברית and have set it up to work properly with the World Ready composer.

                                     

                                    My problem is that I cannot find the options to change charcter direction. My help searches show it in the paragraph palette and the character palette but I don't see it in either place. Is there something else I need to activate to show character direction options?

                                     

                                    Please advise -- this is urgent as I have a job to finish where I cannot properly change character direction.

                                     

                                    Thanks.

                                    • 15. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                                      Ankit Kanwara. Adobe Employee

                                      Hey Cyndee,

                                       

                                      If you have the ME version it should say "Middle Eastern Version " if you click Help -> About InDesign. So make sure you have the right version

                                       

                                      Secondly it is the Paragraph panel and not the Paragraph Style panel which has the option so make sure you are looking in the right place. You can refer to the help document that has explanation of the ME features in InDesign.

                                       

                                      Let us know if that helps or not.

                                       

                                      - Ankit

                                      • 16. Re: How do I get RTL support in IND CC?
                                        Cyndee M Level 1

                                        Thanks, that was it, I found it on my own. Despite the fact the App Preference had the right language setting, that version had not been downloaded. Now I've got it installed and all is fine.