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Am 14.05.2015 um 11:55 schrieb Brian Barker:
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 corrupt profile.)

Ok so it's supposed to be remembered and it isn't for some reason.

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.

Yes, and it should be remembered on both.

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 the setting to make formulas case sensitive would be remembered as
expected, there would be no problem.

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.

In any case, this is not a list about dogs or for dog lovers.

... 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.

True --- I was referring to an LO installation on a terminal server and
wasn't clear about that, sorry.

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".

That something works "for others" --- i. e. in some cases --- doesn't
mean that it works in all cases or for what I'm doing.  It only means
that it may work, and I won't know whether it does or not before I tried it.

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