At 20:32 12/05/2015 +0200, Honly Wonly wrote:
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 sessions?
No, this option is not remembered.
I've done some research, and the setting is stored in
registrymodifications.xcu in the profile. So yes: it *will* be saved
per user, not per document or per system, and will stick across
LibreOffice sessions. (But perhaps not, as I suggested, if you have a
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
[Windows] version of LO.
If you use different systems, the setting would need to be made in
your profile separately on each, of course.
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
I suspect those who prefer the other option would ask the opposite question!
Things are usually case sensitive, unless you specify otherwise. It
is what I expect.
I'm sorry you missed my point. I understood what you wanted. Anyone
reading your enquiry will have understood what you wanted. My point
was that others might prefer the existing arrangement. I think others
should be given consideration.
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 ...
Did you imagine I was writing for your benefit alone? There are
plenty of dog-lovers on the list.
... 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.
Actually, it appears you have. You say you have experience of this
matter on different operating systems. Even though you are the same
person on each, you will be separate users and have separate profiles
on the different systems. It is precisely because you may want to
move documents in this way that it is far better to control what
happens in your formulae and not to rely on option settings.
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.
Oh, it does work for others. I'm not sure how your use if it
downgrades this to "maybe".
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