Photoshop: Problem w/ text alignment: it's inverted!

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Hi there,
When I try to align my text paragraph to the left, it aligns to the right, and when I click the "align to the right icon", it aligns to the left!!! Anyone else having this issue? It amazes me that it went unseen until now...

Check it out here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o1qR12RTHZp7DTWsqqQ1z7bNZqN8as24/view?usp=drivesdk

PS/ I'm running PS 20.0.4 on a Mac w/ High Sierra 10.13.6
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Morgan L.

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Hi Morgan,

Check out my video on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17gM33tB1Hw  Quick answer, at some point you clicked (possibly accidentally) the Arabic/Hebrew text flow control, flipping you into a right-to-left mode.

Thanks,
David
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Morgan L.

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Hi David!

You're my H-E-R-O!!!
I really don't know how and when I could have turned it on, I really don't... But thanks to your explanation, everything is fine now!!! This wrongly selected option drove me crazy today! 



Thaaaaaaanks!
Morgan.
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Happy to help, Morgan.

Honestly, what probably happened is that you opened a file that had these settings enabled and then from there you created a new document.  The Photoshop model is "sticky" -- we remember the last thing you did and assume that you want to keep doing that.  So, I you open a doc set to the MENA layout and then create new text...ta-daaa!

Have a good one,
David
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Morgan L.

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Yes, I don't have any explanation on my side... Your reasoning makes sense: I open several files each day, and a client's PSD must have taken advantage of me ;-) !
Anyway, thanks again.Morgan.