Hebrew in Windows on a Mac?

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John Quant | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 11 2015 1:09 PM

I frequently have need to cut'n'paste Hebrew from LOGOS into MSWord or PowerPoint, etc. I am considering buying a new laptop soon, and I know many of friends and students have trouble with Hebrew on  Mac (specifically, when you copy and paste from LOGOS into Word, etc. the right-to-left goes all hay-wire and gets messed up into left-to-right). This is more of a hardware / non-Logos software question, I guess.

I want to know if any Logos users have experience running Logos in Windows (bootcamp) on a Macbook (or similar). How does the copy-paste and other Right/Left formatting work? 

Thanks, 

John

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Charles | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 11 2015 5:08 PM

Hi John:

Rather than resort to running the Windows version of Word via Boot Camp on your Mac, have you considered using a Mac word processor program that supports right to left Hebrew?  A pastor friend uses the very capable "Mellel" word processor which has just come out with a new version and sells for $39.95 single license ($29.95 student).

http://www.mellel.com/

In Christ,

Charles

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 11 2015 5:09 PM

John Quant:
I know many of friends and students have trouble with Hebrew on  Mac (specifically, when you copy and paste from LOGOS into Word, etc. the right-to-left goes all hay-wire and gets messed up into left-to-right).

I do not have all those problems with MS Word 2011 for Mac. Mixing RTL and LTR on the same line do take some experimentation, forethought, and patience.

John Quant:
I want to know if any Logos users have experience running Logos in Windows (bootcamp) on a Macbook (or similar). How does the copy-paste and other Right/Left formatting work? 

I have never used Bootcamp, but I have used Windows with Parallels and Fusion. As far MS Word is concerned, you are using Windows, and it will perform as it does on a dedicated Windows machine—although it may run a bit slower. 

Charles:
 A pastor friend uses the very capable "Mellel" word processor which has just come out with a new version and sells for $39.95 single license ($29.95 student).

Mellel is an excellent application, but it does have a very steep learning curve.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 11 2015 5:25 PM

I haven't tried it for Hebrew, but you might also want to see if LibreOffice will work for Hebrew on Mac. It's free.

Mellel is the program of choice and they don't hit you up for upgrades.

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