Hi all, I have checked other answers but don’t see specifics on this: I have Indesign CC2017 (Mac OS). I am working on a book with both Hebrew and English—trying to do a page flow from right to left. Any answers I have seen in the Adobe site and elsewhere, show screenshots that do not match what I am able to pull up. I have tried to follow step by step and change preferences etc but so far no luck. I have no problem with individual paragraphs flowing right to left thru the Single line World Composer, but with the general document—no luck. Any suggestions are appreciated!

  • If your screenshots do not match the ones you see in tutorials, are the tutorials perhaps made with the Middle Eastern version of InDesign (which I believe has right-to-left flowing as its default) and yours isn't? Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 20:37
  • @Janus Bahs Jacquet—Thanks for responding. With CC 2017, the ME version is not as relevant (unless of course you live purchased or lived “over there,” and I HAVE worked in ME versions of Illustrator, so I know there are some major differences. Where I am stymied is trying to set up the capabilities in the preferences with CC 2017 which is what these various sites were showing... Thx anyway!
    – M Hurley
    Commented Aug 16, 2017 at 18:37

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Got it! It’s true the 2017 CC has in it the capability to format this way, instead of payimg for and adding on capabilities like the old days.

So the Arabic/Hebrew version of same InDesign has to be downloaded. Languages adjusted in Creative Cloud prefs. After that, it’s simply a matter of going to Layout pull down menu / Reverse Layout (and fine-tune any details there). Voila!

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