To change the text direction in Writer 2013 document, you can follow these steps:
Step 1 Open the Page Layout tab, click the Text Direction icon, and open the drop-down list.
Step 2 Select a text direction from the list and the changes will be displayed in the document.
Step 3 You can also select the Text Direction Options at the bottom of the list and open the Text direction dialogue box shown as below:
Figure 1 The Text direction drop-down list
Step 4 In the Apply to drop-down list, select the text direction to be applied either to the Whole document or from This point forward.
Step 5 Click the OK button to exit.