Libreo Office

How to change the text direction in LibreOffice?

Enable Complex Text Layout (CTL) support using (sources: 1, 2, 3):

Tools → Options → Language Settings → Languages

It may be necessary to restart LibreOffice after enabling CTL.


Ctrl+Shift+D or Ctrl+Right Shift - switch to right-to-left text entry

Ctrl+Shift+A or Ctrl+Left Shift - switch to left-to-right text entry.

If the shortcuts don’t work using Left Ctrl, try Right Ctrl.