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asked 2014-08-19 20:24:23 +0200

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updated 2016-03-02 12:50:44 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image


I have just updated to Ubuntu 14.04. In this version, libreoffice no longer supports vertical text in Chinese writing. Usually I could find it in PAGE but it no longer worked. Could you tell me how to solve this problem?

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answered 2014-08-20 00:54:13 +0200

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Which version of LibreOffice you use? In Ubuntu 14.04, LibreOffice 4.2 is default. Now I have LibreOffice 4.2beta and LibreOffice 4.3 in my environment, Ubuntu 14.04. For me, vertical writing works well in Japanese to select "format -> page -> page tab -> text direction" to "Right-to-left (vertical)"

Please describe your procedure in more detail; e.g., about language setting, and which font you use.

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I have updated Libreoffice to and your method also don't work in this version. There is no TEXT DIRECTION in PAGE which I could change words to vertical style.

PS. I am writing in Chinese using Chinese-chewing typeing method, but Libreoffice is in English. The font I use the most is AR PL Uming CN.

PHR gravatar imagePHR ( 2014-08-20 04:42:48 +0200 )edit

Sorry long time no response. Have you checked "Option > Language Settings > Languages > Default language for documents > Asian," and select "Chinese (xxx)"? In my case, I checked it set the lang to "Japanese" and I can see TEXT DIRECTION setting in PAGE. If unchecked, I have no TEXT DIRECTION.

Naruhiko gravatar imageNaruhiko ( 2014-08-25 13:31:43 +0200 )edit

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