Somewhere on that Help page there's some fine print indicating that it applies to the ME (Middle East) edition of the software. Your French edition doesn't have the tools in the GUI to use the right-to-left capabilities of InDesign. If you're a Cloud subscriber, you can download a North African edition with all of the right-to-left tools and a French interface. If you are not, you can buy a standalone license for it (very expensive, even more than your French CS6 license cost you) or buy a (comparatively cheap) plugin, like World Tools.
Thank you for quick and clear answer. There is still a small problem. I use "Creative Cloud" to download new applications, but the French version offers only French version of the applications, and I could not fin in the menus how to download other versions of InDesign, nor North African, neither English, German, etc.
Change the language for the apps in the CC.app preferences, then download InDesign English with Hebrew or Arabic Support. Then change back to your primary language. Now you can start your InDesign. When you OS is French, it will run in French, if the French version has been installed.
When ADDITIONALLY the version with Hebrew or Arabic support has been installed, several additional plugins have been installed in the very samy InDesign version you are using normally. These plugins are adding several new menu commands, additions to the New Document or Document Setup dialog which will enable you to work with Hebrew or Arabic Text or Document or—it happened to me Yesterday with a document I have got—if you get a corrupted INDD file where the text runs from RTL you have the interface to repair it now.
The very same is valid with Asian Languages of any kind, but installing all languages at once, I mean Asian and ME versions makes InDesign not very stabil. But a western version with ME or Asian is OK.
Dear Willi, I am sorry but I have tried to change the language from French to English (International) or to English (North America), and nothing is changed. The language of Creative Cloud.app is still the French, and nothing new appear in the Apps list. Clicking on Indesign sends you advertising concerning Indesign, not to a list of various versions of the app.
You have to go into the CC.app as seen in the first screen shot.
Go to the menu preferences.
Select the Apps Tab as seen in the second screen shot.
In the App Language select Englisch with Hebrew support, which is in the screen shot the sixth entry belo English (INternational)
You don't need English (International) or English (North America). Why should you? These languages have no additional functionality. They are the most basic versions. Or are you talking about the OS language? No, this setting has no influence on the apps, only that the CC.app is choosing the OS language as default setting,
Add a screen shot what you are seeing.
I chose English (international) in the first place, because I had understood that you can dowload English + Hebrew:Arabic, then change the OS language or something like that to return to French + Hebrew/Arabic.
So, as you said, I selected English with Hebrew, then I went to the Apps list. I selected Indesign and got the following window, starting a new Indesign downloading. The CC app is now asking me to close the old French Indesign. I hope it will not destroy it.
I could not upload the screen shot, although it was a tiff file. The downloading of the new up-to-date InDesign has been completed. Unfortunately, the Caractère panel (Character) does look the same. No choice between left and right, and still a short list of options. I cannot copy it, because as soon as you lift the finger from the mouse the option list disappear.
Maybe somebody at Adobe should try to do the same thing as me.
Of course, you have to shut down InDesign before performing any installations. Then install English with Hebrew support. Then change back to your own language. Start InDesign or sometimes restart the computer, then create a new document and you will at the first place the binging buttons, later in the pargraph, story and character panel new functions and new menu entries in the flyout menus. Also the styles, all kind of styles, have now additional functions.
With Hebrew the character panel might look the same but has additional commands in the flyout menu.
When you install additional Arabic you get the character panel similar to the image you have posted above.
But this is impossible! Believe me! When I open Creative Cloud.app, the window which pops out says :
APPLICATIONS INSTALLEES (= Installed applications)
Indesign CC (2014) ----- A jour (= up-to-date)
Acrobat XI pro ----- A jour (= up-to-date)
TROUVER DE NOUVELLES APPS (= Find new apps)
Photoshop CC (2014) ----- Installer (Install)
In the second part of the window, you have already installed apps, as Photoshop, which have not been updated as well as apps I have never installed, as Scout CC.
So it is impossible to install Indesign anew.
When I click on the small gear, a small window opens up, and I can check that in Preferences/Apps that the "Langue de l'app", that is the "Language of the app" is "English plus hebrew (some hebrew characters)
", since i made this choice yesterday, as you told me.
And nevertheless, the Creative Cloud.app does not want to download any new Indesign application.
It is not possible to ask the people at Adobe who have designed CC.app?
What happens, when you quit the CC.app and launch again?
Just the same.
Le 6 août 2014 à 14:53, Willi Adelberger a écrit :
How to type Hebrew sentences in the middle of a French (or English) paragraph ?