Exporting text in Arabic to Word: Trouble shooting

I’m currently working on a big book project on Scrivener. This includes a few quotes in Arabic (this works really well in Scrivener without the faffyness of many programs when trying to write in Arabic ). But I’ve only just realized that when I export a file containing Arabic quotes, they appear in the Word file as little squares. The rest of the file is fine. This is going to be a big problem for me by the time I finish the book (panic, panic)…
I’ve tried changing the font in Scrivener to another, hoping to strike lucky, but that hasn’t worked for me so far. I know this is specific question, but does anyone have an idea to solve this problem? I’m grateful for any pointers!
(I’m using Scrivener 3.1.1, and Word 16.16.4 for mac (operating on High Sierra).

This sounds to me like a problem raised in this thread:


and answered there in the thread referenced.

Follow those links, do what KB says, and with luck it will sort you out.



Thank you very much for the link, Mark. Exporting in rtf worked like a charm!