What is Inpage Urdu / Arabic?

Phonetic Urdu Keyboard

Inpage Urdu is a software where you can type Urdu and Arabic text. which you can easily export to Adobe PhotoShop and in CorelDraw.

How to Install Inpage Urdu?

You can install and set up the Inpage Urdu software from CDs / DVDs  /  USB or you can also download Inpage Urdu from the inpage  official website.

How to open Inpage Urdu the very first time?

After Installation when you will open the Inpage Urdu software, you can face different error messages.

Do not worry about these messages, just hit the ok button till these messages appear.

The first following screen will appear on Inpage.

Inpage Urdu First Screen

To start typing Urdu you need to get a new blank file. For this Click on File then click on New you can also use Ctrl + N to get a new blank document where you can type Urdu.

This New Document window will appear, where you can set page size, orientation, margins, columns and directions left to right or right to left.

After setting click on OK to continue.

Inpage Urdu after Ctrl N

You are now ready to type the Urdu

Inpage Urdu main editor screen

Press F8 to set the zoom to 200%

Zoom in and out shortcut keys in Inpage Urdu

F5 = 46.5 %

F6 = 50 %

F7 = 100 %

F8 = 200%

You can also type zoom value from 1 % to 300 % including decimal values too. For example, 100.5 % at the left lower corner of the screen as shown in the image below.

zoom value in Inpage Urdu

The very first time maybe when you press a letter from the keyboard in the Inpage Urdu to type ا (Alif) but the computer displays ق.

Actually by default in Inpage Urdu the keyboard layout set to Monotype and we need to use a Phonetic keyboard.

How to Convert Inpage keyboard to Phonetic?

Edit >> Preferences >> Keyboard Preferences

Select Phonetic 

Now a = ا, and b = ب

You can also learn the phonetic keyboard from the image below.

Inpage Urdu Phonetic Keyboard)

How to use symbols in Inpage Urdu?

In Inpage Urdu you can insert symbols in the screen from the  Symbols menu.

inpage symbols

You can also insert the symbols by doing the following steps

How to write English in Inpage Urdu?

Step 1. Change Inpage Urdu mode to English mode (Ctrl + Space) and English to Urdu repeat it again.

From the English fonts list select Webdings and type from the keyboard. As you will type the different symbols appear on the screen.

How to change Page setup, page size, orientation, margins and columns in Inpage Urdu?

Open Document…. option from Format menu.

Inpage Urdu Page Setup

Shortcuts of Inpage Urdu

Shortcuts for Editing in Inpage Urdu

Backspace To Delete the previous character
Ctrl + A To select all text
Ctrl + Backspace To Delete the Previous word
Ctrl + C To copy selected text into the clipboard
Ctrl + F To find text
Ctrl + H To replace text
Ctrl + Space To switch between English and Urdu mode
Ctrl + V To paste text from the clipboard at the cursor’s position
Ctrl + X To move the  selected text into a clipboard that can paste anywhere else by using Ctrl + V
Ctrl + Z  / Alt + Backspace To undo the last action
Delete To delete the next word

Shortcuts for Formatting  in Inpage Urdu 

Download Inpage Urdu shortcuts in PDF 

Ctrl + Alt + F To force align from both sides
Ctrl + Alt + J To align text from both sides
Ctrl+ Alt + L To align text left side
Ctrl + Alt + R To align text right side
Ctrl + Alt + T To switch between text and tab mode
Ctrl + B To bold the selected text
Ctrl + F10 To increase font text of selected text
Ctrl + F5 To increase space between selected text
Ctrl+F6 To decrease space between selected text
Ctrl + F7 To move upward baseline of selected text
Ctrl + F8 To move downward baseline of the selected text
Ctrl + F9 To decrease the font size of selected text
Ctrl + G To open the dialogue box of paragraph
Ctrl + H To open a dialogue box of character
Ctrl + I To italic the selected text
Ctrl + T To make style sheets

Shortcuts for delete/insert a page in Inpage Urdu?

Alt+Delete To delete pages
Alt+Insert To insert pages

How to write Arabic in Inpage Urdu?

To type or write Arabic in Inpage Urdu first change the font into (Trad Arabic or Trad Arabic Bold).

I would recommend using the Trad Arabic Bold font for writing Arabic in Inpage Urdu.

Now generally type Arabic as you type Urdu just use (zair, zabar or paish)

For zair  ِ press (<),  zabar  َ press (>) and paish ُ press (shift + p)

Remember p = پ while P = ُ

How to convert the inpage file into PDF?

If you want to covert inp to pdf do the following steps

  1. Create your inpage file
  2. Ctrl + P
  3. Select Microsoft XPS document writer
  4. Press OK
  5. the computer will ask the file name and location to save the file into XPS format
  6. Now your inp file has been converted into XPS
  7. Open google and type convert  XPS to PDF and convert it online 
  8. All done. 

How to import Urdu from Inpage to Corel Draw?

Inpage to Corel Draw, first of all, open Inpage Urdu software and then open the Corel Draw.

Remember to open Inpage Urdu before opening the Corel Draw

To import inpage to Corel Draw first type Urdu in inpage Urdu then select the whole page from the selector tool.

For this first click on the red arrow from the top of the toolbar from the right side of Inpage Urdu and then click on the page to select.

Ctrl + C or right mouse click then click on copy to get a copy of that Urdu text into the clipboard.

Now open the CorelDraw and paste Urdu here with Ctrl + V or right mouse click then click on the paste.


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