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Phrase9  Identity Verified
South Africa
Arabic to English
May 7, 2014

Dear colleagues

Please help!

I have an InDesign file which I had to edit. I am done but we noticed that the pages follow the English order, for example: page 2 is on the left then page 3 is on the right then when you flip, page 4 is on the left and page 5 is on the right.

Does anyone here know how to basically "flip" the pages so that it is ready to be printed as an Arabic book?

Appreciate your urgent repsones


 

ahmadwadan.com  Identity Verified
Kuwait
Local time: 01:03
English to Arabic
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Email May 7, 2014

Please email it to me to check.

Regards


 

Phrase9  Identity Verified
South Africa
Arabic to English
TOPIC STARTER
Screenshot May 7, 2014

thanks Ahmed

I emailed you a screenshot


 

Timothy Gregory  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:03
Arabic to English
This is from a bit of an older version May 7, 2014

and I don't have access to my copy right now to check it, but you should find the setting you are looking for under File->Document Setup, Binding Options.

Here is the link:
http://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/pages-spreads.html

Best,

Tim

[Edited at 2014-05-07 19:49 GMT]


 

Phrase9  Identity Verified
South Africa
Arabic to English
TOPIC STARTER
no binding options May 7, 2014

Thanks timothy

After I click on Document Setup, I don't see a 'Binding Options' button.


 

Timothy Gregory  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:03
Arabic to English
I was afraid that might be the case May 7, 2014

When I purchased my most recent upgrade (two years ago now), the applications were all delivered by download. Prior to downloading, I set my language to English(Arabic) in the Creative Cloud so I would be able to download the Arabic-enabled version of InDesign. You may or may not have done this; if you have, it could be that the menu options have changed; again, I'll take a look on my home PC but that won't be for eight hours or so.

Do a search at InDesignSecrets.com for page binding, or "right to left"; there are a few articles there. Some helpful, some just point to third party tools.

http://indesignsecrets.com/topic/is-there-a-way-to-convert-or-invert-a-western-document-to-a-right-to-left-persian-one

Best,

Tim


 

samehme
United States
Local time: 15:03
English to Arabic
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Reverse Layout May 7, 2014

Hi,

Should you have the Middle Eastern version of InDesign, you will be able to flip the pages by going to:

The "LAYOUT" Menu, then

Click on "REVERSE LAYOUT".

Then, an Options dialog pops up. Usually, most of these options are ok, except the "Flip Graphics", which you have to be cautious with, so the Images are in the correct direction.

Good luck.


 

ahmadwadan.com  Identity Verified
Kuwait
Local time: 01:03
English to Arabic
+ ...
That is it May 7, 2014

samehme wrote:

Hi,

Should you have the Middle Eastern version of InDesign, you will be able to flip the pages by going to:

The "LAYOUT" Menu, then

Click on "REVERSE LAYOUT".

Then, an Options dialog pops up. Usually, most of these options are ok, except the "Flip Graphics", which you have to be cautious with, so the Images are in the correct direction.

Good luck.


This solution worked!

Thank you


 

Phrase9  Identity Verified
South Africa
Arabic to English
TOPIC STARTER
thanks May 7, 2014

Thank you Ahmed and everyone else for your great support!

 


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