Change the rigth-to-left to left-to right writing direction PowerPoint (on LibreOffice Impress)

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Hi Experts,
This is a bit complicated question. I've got a table with english content which was composed originally on a probaly jewish environment using PowerPoint. I'm using Linux and the I opened the .pptx file in  LibreOffice Impress. Editing the text I got some strange phenomena.
The HOME is on the right, the END is on the left. The left arrow goes to the right and the right arrow goes to the left. The DEL deletes the right character.
My big problem is how appears the cell content.
Instead of the right "24 - 12 VDC" appears "VDC 24 - 12". As I press the END and the cursor is in the top left position, after clicking (without changing the position of the cursor) the cursor jumps behind the VDC  (right from char C) which the real end of the text is. The same happens when I click left from V.
After pressing END the cursor is blinking in the top left position in the row. As I drag the pressed mouse in the right direction the first selected character is the C.
Or start position is the the top left position in the row. 1x press on the right arrow the cursor jumps between D and C. One more press and goes between V and D. One more: jumps before 20 and one more: jumps behind 20.
When I am in  the the top left position in the row the DEL don't work but the BACKDEL (marked with left arrow) deletes the C.
When I delete the whole content and I write in the cell "24 - 12 VDC" the VDC jumps forward and appears "VDC 24 - 12".

Could somebody help me? Every answer appreciated.
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Try select all and reset the input method to reflect left to right.

Check the content-type, encoding... Character-set. Initially set, even though the content is ....

I'll try your file, though I have OpenOffice..
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Check this link https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Input_Method_Status deals with apps input method..
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Arnold,
thanks for your help
János
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Thanks for your support :)
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