I’ve seen a lot of post on users wanting to set up RTL (right to left) writing entry mode.
My problem is the exact opposite. I am stuck in RTL and jut want to recover my default Left-to-Right (LTR) entry mode.
What I did:
in Format→Page , I made sure that Text direction was set to Left-to-Right (horizontal) on the Page tab. (It actually was set to that all along.)
I tried Ctrl+Shift+A or Ctrl+Left Shift to switch to LTR text entry.
I also tried the above using the Right Ctrl key.
I also unset the CTL (Complex Text Layout) in Tool > Options > Language Setting > Languages
(It was set, with Arabic as language; why ? No clue. o_O )
I finally tried to set up the LTR icon in my standard toolbar, to be able to limp along and actually use Writer while waiting for a more permanent solution
View > Toolbars > Customize
Select tab “Toolbars”
In left-hand-side “Category” roll-down menu, select “Format”
Select LEFT-TO-RIGHT in the window below
In right-hand-side “Target” roll-down menu, select “Standard”
Click once on the left to right arrow between the two window-lists below.
Nothing worked. I could not even get the LTR icon to appear on my toolbar.