Why is notepad is right aligning my text...

I don't know what I did, but notepad is now right-aligning all of my text documents. Arg.

If it means anything, I DID install the East Asia and Complex Right-To-Left languages on my computer recently. But that wasn't what caused the problem. I was using notepad and I must have hit some special key combination that did it because all the text jumped to the other side of the screen.

And notepad's help, for all its worth, has no mention of it. I can't seem to tell me how to UNDO the darn thing!

Can anyone help me out here? Geez I feel like such a noob.
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pcandlerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It appears that you hit a couple of random keys.

From http://jonschneider.blogspot.com/2006_03_01_archive.html

Ctrl + Right Shift, that activates "Right to left reading order"

Ctrl + Left Shift shortcut key combination restores the normal left-to-right reading order.
Maybe have a look at your "Language Bar"?
Right click your taskbar, go to "Toolbars" and click the language bar.
Is this set to the right language?

Hello Frosty555,

In Notepad, go to File > Page Setup.  By Header, remove what ever is there, and type &f
If it is set to &r, it will right-align.

Hope this helps!
Frosty555Author Commented:
Artellos: Yep, language is set to english...

War1: Hmmm, my header did say &f. I tried changing it to &r and printing, and indeed it prints right aligned, when it is set to &f it prints left aligned.

But it still displays right aligned on the screen! Also the scrollbar is on the wrong side.
Frosty555Author Commented:
:o That did it!

Yess now that I think about it, I was copy/pasting some stuff when it happened. That was the issue!

Is this only notepad or is it like this for many windows programs *goes and tries*

No... only notepad.

Thank you!!
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