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Office word 2010 does not copy and paste Hebrew correctly RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had noticed many problems in Word 2007 so I was looking forward to see if they are repaired in Word 2010

    The first thing I notice is that when you mark text to copy, and then paste, the pasted value is not what was marked, but what would have been marked if the paste selection had selected in the right direction

    so abcdefg is the text in hebrew. select defg and abcd gets selected and pasted - try it - it's easy to duplicate

    In earlier versions the letters were also reverse in direction and so the paste was completely useless - this appears not to have happened. The Blogger editor gets this problem right. So it is not insoluable.

    Friday, August 27, 2010 4:23 PM

Answers

  • I did have a little play with this and I agree that Word screws up, and
    could, and should, do better. Even with "automatically detect language" it
    still doesn't seem able to get it right. As I intimated in my first reply,
    Word seems to have things correct internally and what you see - and interact
    with - is a false representation in the UI.
     
    I will endeavour to make Microsoft aware of this, although they seem to be
    making an effort to close communication channels. I'm very sorry to have to
    say that I doubt this will be corrected quickly.
     
    --
    Enjoy,
    Tony
     
    www.WordArticles.com
     
    "Bob MacDonald Victoria" wrote in message
    news:534fae52-a9cf-49d1-97e3-3c6b17824bae...
    >I rarely type in Hebrew but I am often pasting in text so that both right
    >to left and left to right are operational on the same page. The Blogger
    >editor has all kinds of boundary condition problems but I can usually fight
    >my way around them. It never messes up the actual sequence of the letters
    >or words. (Though it has been know to lose entire posts)
    >
    > When following a rtl and ltr text, the blogger cursor behaves brilliantly
    > just skipping about from right to left like lambkin on the hillside -
    > Word is a very big cousin and should watch its little relative and imitate
    > it.
    >
     
     

    Enjoy,
    Tony
    www.WordArticles.com
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Friday, September 3, 2010 7:07 AM
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 10:06 AM

All replies

  • Word does seem to get confused when you type in the wrong direction, doesn't
    it (it is actually the original selection that is wrongly shown, rather
    than the copy or paste)? What do you think should happen when you type
    abcdefghj 'in Hebrew'?
     
    --
    Enjoy,
    Tony
     
    www.WordArticles.com
     
    "Bob MacDonald Victoria" wrote in message
    news:d38abe4d-bd53-4b18-bfee-e92633ad4df5...
    >I had noticed many problems in Word 2007 so I was looking forward to see if
    >they are repaired in Word 2010
    >
    > The first thing I notice is that when you mark text to copy, and then
    > paste, the pasted value is not what was marked, but what would have been
    > marked if the paste selection had selected in the right direction
    >
    > so abcdefg is the text in hebrew. select defg and abcd gets selected and
    > pasted - try it - it's easy to duplicate
    >
    > In earlier versions the letters were also reverse in direction and so the
    > paste was completely useless - this appears not to have happened. The
    > Blogger editor gets this problem right. So it is not insoluable.
    >
     
     

    Enjoy,
    Tony
    www.WordArticles.com
    Friday, August 27, 2010 6:20 PM
  • I rarely type in Hebrew but I am often pasting in text so that both right to left and left to right are operational on the same page. The Blogger editor has all kinds of boundary condition problems but I can usually fight my way around them. It never messes up the actual sequence of the letters or words. (Though it has been know to lose entire posts)

    When following a rtl and ltr text, the blogger cursor behaves brilliantly just skipping about from right to left like lambkin on the hillside  - Word is a very big cousin and should watch its little relative and imitate it.

    Friday, August 27, 2010 10:13 PM
  • Does this issue occur in safe mode?

    1.       Click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Microsoft Office.

    2.        Press and hold the CTRL key, and then click Microsoft Word.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 8:18 AM
  • I did have a little play with this and I agree that Word screws up, and
    could, and should, do better. Even with "automatically detect language" it
    still doesn't seem able to get it right. As I intimated in my first reply,
    Word seems to have things correct internally and what you see - and interact
    with - is a false representation in the UI.
     
    I will endeavour to make Microsoft aware of this, although they seem to be
    making an effort to close communication channels. I'm very sorry to have to
    say that I doubt this will be corrected quickly.
     
    --
    Enjoy,
    Tony
     
    www.WordArticles.com
     
    "Bob MacDonald Victoria" wrote in message
    news:534fae52-a9cf-49d1-97e3-3c6b17824bae...
    >I rarely type in Hebrew but I am often pasting in text so that both right
    >to left and left to right are operational on the same page. The Blogger
    >editor has all kinds of boundary condition problems but I can usually fight
    >my way around them. It never messes up the actual sequence of the letters
    >or words. (Though it has been know to lose entire posts)
    >
    > When following a rtl and ltr text, the blogger cursor behaves brilliantly
    > just skipping about from right to left like lambkin on the hillside -
    > Word is a very big cousin and should watch its little relative and imitate
    > it.
    >
     
     

    Enjoy,
    Tony
    www.WordArticles.com
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Friday, September 3, 2010 7:07 AM
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 10:06 AM

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