Change global text direction settings

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the International tab.
  2. Choose one of the following:

 Note   When you change the global text direction (Global text direction: Defines the flow of text in text entry boxes and edit controls. You can choose a left-to-right or right-to-left direction, or base the direction on the context of the first strong character that is detected.) setting, it will affect the edit fields of items that you open after you change the setting; it will not affect the text direction of the edit fields of items that are already open.

Applies to:
Excel 2003