When i write in both English and Persian text in LibreOffice at the usual, the order of the text is disturbed.

In Microsoft Office in windows, we have to setting about "text align" and "text direction" and in LibreOffice office i just see about "text align" and i don't see any option for text direction.

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    This answer in superuser shows you how.
    – 24601
    Jan 5, 2021 at 14:48

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In LibreOffice 7 Tools -> Options... -> Language Settings -> Languages -> Default Languages for Documents -> Check on Complex text layout option (Also select the preferred language from the dropdown menu) -> Press Apply and OK button

Then use

Ctrl+Shift+D --- switch right to left entry

Ctrl+Shift+A--- switch left to right entry


You can use Left-To-Right and Right-To-Left icons


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    Thank you for your answering, i used shortcut keys and worked it, but i don't have the option in the picture , maybe because i haven't installed microsoft office theme! Jan 6, 2021 at 13:55
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    @amir abouei Maybe. One thing you can do, Goto Tools -> Customize... -> Toolbars tab -> Available Commands -> Look for Left-To-Right and Right-To-Left icon from the command list and add them by clicking on the Add Item button -> OK Jan 6, 2021 at 15:59
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    Yes and i can add it by your guidance, Thank you! Jan 7, 2021 at 16:13

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