When I was typesetting Hagada - Mi Yodeya, I discovered that, at least in most cases, when I copied text from posts here on Mi Yodeya Meta into MS Word, my typesetting tool of choice, the order of words in Hebrew text is reversed. Against the clock, I resolved this issue then by simply leaving out extended Hebrew quotations.

Now, getting ready to work on Purim - Mi Yodeya, I'd much prefer to keep Hebrew quotations intact, if possible. I just verified that I still have this problem by attempting to copy from this post for the Purim book.

Is there a convenient way to copy Hebrew text from SE into MS Word without messing up the word order? I'm open to techniques to be applied in Word, to be applied to the SE posts, or anything in between.

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    You might also try this question at superuser.se. – Monica Cellio Feb 24 '14 at 15:15
  • @MonicaCellio Thanks! Done. – Isaac Moses Feb 24 '14 at 15:23
  • Any chance you're using a Mac? They're known to have an issue with RTL languages in MS Word. – Lee Apr 9 '14 at 19:33
  • I assume you solved this, from the fact that you've edited four books now, but don't see an accepted answer on your Super User question. Do you have an answer you can add here? – Monica Cellio Dec 4 '15 at 1:29

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