I know how to create a shortcut; it is described on Apple website here. However, I came across a tricky case: I want to create a shortcut for the TextEdit application, particularly for setting the writing direction to Right to Left. The hierarchy for this is shown below:

I think that the problem is with the Paragraph word written in grey.

I've tried

Format->Text->Writing Direction->Right to Left


Format->Text->Writing Direction->Paragraph->Right to Left

and others, but none have worked.

How can I solve this issue?

  • I don't know how to set up shortcut but you could set the default to right-to-left and maybe reduce number of times you have to covert unless Textedit is used a lot for other purposes. – jmh Sep 25 '17 at 17:17

You could define a style that writes from right-to-left and then whenever you open a textedit file choose that particular style. The style option appears in header bar so its easy to set. Not as convenient as your shortcut but easy to setup and use.

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