I copyedit articles for a psych journal using Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac. I occasionally get articles with right-to-left formatting (in English), and I can't seem to rid the doc of this format. Bad enough that I can't get it out of the original (or copies of the) document, but it then ends up in my template and any other documents I copy and paste to, even when I think I've removed it.
The only work-around I've found is to ask the author to send me a new copy of the article, but I'm bound to run into a non-tech-savvy author at some point.
Any suggestions? Thanks--Jenny