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Arabic alphabet support: Microsoft Word for Mac

If this question has been answered before, please point me in the right direction.

I recently got my first Mac and installed a student version of Office 2008 on it. The Mac itself has awesome language support, but Word won't join the connecting letters in Arabic-derived text. I poked around online for a while and couldn't find any solutions. There seems to be a download to address this problem for Windows on Microsoft's website, but not for Mac versions of Office. I didn't have any luck on Apple's website, either.

Am I missing something obvious? Any advice for making Word actually useful in this regard?

Thanks!
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