Enable right-to-left editing in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides

Enable right-to-left editing in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides

When you open a Google document, spreadsheet, or presentation, right-to-left controls are not turned on by default. In this article, we will show you how to enable right-to-left editing for documents stored in Google Drive.

How to enable right-to-left editing in Google Drive

Note: In order to use right-to-left editing in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on your mobile phone, first, you need to enable this option from your computer.

  • Go to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides page and click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top left corner.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Enable the option "Always show right-to-left controls".
  • Finally, click OK, and the setting will be applied to all Google services you use.
right-to-left controls Google Docs
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How to change the document layout to right-to-left in Google Docs

  • To change paragraph direction, open a Google doc with text in a right-to-left language.
  • Click the Paragraph sign and select the right-to-left direction.
Google Docs right-to-left
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If you'd like to change a table direction in Google Docs, click Format > Table > Table properties, and in the Column order section, select Right-to-left.

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