Issue 96332 - Text automatically converted when column contains same text in different case (autocorrect off)
Summary: Text automatically converted when column contains same text in different case...
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: Unknown Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: spreadsheet
QA Contact: issues@sc
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Reported: 2008-11-19 03:35 UTC by realgrouchy
Modified: 2008-11-21 22:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description realgrouchy 2008-11-19 03:35:41 UTC
(This is similar to Issue 88908, but different in that it still happens when
autocorrect is off, and that it doesn't relate to an outside list, but relates
to other user-generated content in same column within the spreadsheet in
question. Either way the workaround is not intuitive.)

I am trying to create a spreadsheet with a cross-reference list for attendance
at meetings. In other words, the meetings run across the column heads, and the
attendees go down the rows. When a person attends a meeting, an "x" goes in the
appropriate row/column combination.

I am trying to use both lowercase and uppercase "x", meaning different things.
However, if I already have a lowercase "x" in the column, it will replace any
uppercase "X" I try to enter below it with a lowercase "x". Typing an apostrophe
works, but THIS IS NOT INTUITIVE TO THE AVERAGE USER. Or to myself, whom I
consider slightly above-average--I only learned of this "solution" while
searching for issues before filing one of my own.

This occurs in v. 2.4.1 on XP SP2. The cell format appears to be the default

This will happen for any text. Type "Gregarious", then try to type "GREGARIOUS"
below it, and it automatically gets converted to the case of the earlier version.
Comment 1 Stefan Weigel 2008-11-21 22:25:21 UTC
Choose Tools|Contents|AutoInput in order to switch off the behaviour you are
complaining about.
Comment 2 Stefan Weigel 2008-11-21 22:26:14 UTC
Closing invalid.