To work with Farsi, Urdu, or other right-to-left text in documents, make sure you do the following:
Microsoft Word has built-in features that help you work with Farsi and Urdu text, such as full right-to-left support at the character, paragraph, section, and document level, and font support — for example, the font Estrangelo Edessa for Syriac.
Note Urdu font support is in the naskh type style, not nastaliq. However, if you have an OpenType nastaliq font, you can still use it with Microsoft Office 2003.
For additional functionality, you can purchase Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools.
Learn about general Word features for right-to-left documents.