Kuwait ppt. slide sorter shows slides from right to left on U.S. PC.


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I received a ppt. slide show from an American soldier in Iraq, which he produced on a computer bought in Kuwait. The slide sorter page shows slide #1 in the upper right corner and the arrow keys work backward on this presentation. This would seem consistant with the Middle Eastern languages. Is there a way to Westernize this file to make it work left to right on a U.S. PC? The photos and captions are correct but the keyboard works backward in some ways.
 
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|I received a ppt. slide show from an American soldier in Iraq, which he produced on a computer bought in
Kuwait. The slide sorter page shows slide #1 in the upper right corner and the arrow keys work backward on
this presentation. This would seem consistant with the Middle Eastern languages. Is there a way to
Westernize this file to make it work left to right on a U.S. PC? The photos and captions are correct but the
keyboard works backward in some ways.
 
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Run this macro:

Code:
Sub ToggleDirection()

    If ActivePresentation.LayoutDirection = ppDirectionMixed Then
        MsgBox "Presentation has mixed layout direction; cannot change"
        Exit Sub
    End If

    If ActivePresentation.LayoutDirection = ppDirectionRightToLeft Then
        MsgBox "Presentation was Right to Left" & vbCrLf & "Converting it to Left to Right"
        ActivePresentation.LayoutDirection = ppDirectionLeftToRight
    Else
        MsgBox "Presentation was Left to Right" & vbCrLf & "Converting it to Right to Left"
        ActivePresentation.LayoutDirection = ppDirectionRightToLeft
    End If


End Sub
Source: http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00870.htm
 

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