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Am 12.05.2015 um 19:53 schrieb Brian Barker:
At 12:45 12/05/2015 +0200, Honly Wonly wrote:
I need, of course, formulas to be case sensitive. This can be set in
the options for calc. The option is not saved permanently and every
time I open a spreadsheet, I need to set the option again.

I'm surprised by that. If you mean the options at Tools | Options... |
LibreOffice Calc | Calculate | Case sensitive, doesn't this apply per
user and thus stick not only between documents but between LibreOffice

No, this option is not remembered.

How can I save this option permanently so I don't need to set it over
and over again?

If it doesn't stick - and if this option is, as I imagine, saved in the
user profile - you might want to wonder if your user profile has become
corrupt. If you close LibreOffice and delete or rename the profile,
LibreOffice will create a new, clean one next time you start it. If you
then set the option again, does it now stick?

I have seen this on different computers, with both the Linux and the Windoze version of LO.

At 12:55 12/05/2015 +0200, Honly Wonly wrote:
To clarify: I need the string comparisons of IF() to be case sensitive:
'if(a1 = "x"; ...)' is, of course, different from 'if(a1 = "X"; ...)'.

Why would anyone make them not case sensitive unless explicitly
specified, ...

I suspect those who prefer the other option would ask the opposite

Things are usually case sensitive, unless you specify otherwise. It is what I expect.

If you are looking for references to dogs, you might want to
find "Dogs are friendly pets" as well as "My dog's got no nose".

I don't like dogs ...

... and how do I specify case sensitiveness per formula?

If the option is, as I suspect, per user, your spreadsheet will go wrong
if you need to change the option for another document, if a different
user handles it on the same computer, or if you exchange it with someone
using a different computer.

I haven't tried with different users.

So you are quite right to identify that
building the requirement into your formulae and not relying on options
is the reliable way to go. And it's quite easy: the EXACT() function
comes to your aid. Instead of using
This will match "X" but not "x" irrespective of the option setting.

Thank you, maybe that works; I'll try it tomorrow.

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