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How to set environment variables
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:44 pm    Post subject: How to set environment variables Reply with quote

I voted on a request to OOo to allow for not translating formula names.

I got a reply to set the environment variable OOO_CALC_USE_ENGLISH_FORMULAS (which is experimental but I'll give it a go).

But how do I set that for NeoOffice?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming the ones you want are supported in the current version of Neo, you could use something like RCEnvironment to set it globally.

I think there's a way to set them per-app using user defaults (e.g., org.neooffice.neooffice.plist), but I've forgotten what it is.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should not need any special application to set environment variables on your Mac. Instead follow the steps in the following Apple tech note:

http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2001/qa1067.html

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pluby wrote:
You should not need any special application to set environment variables on your Mac. Instead follow the steps in the following Apple tech note:

http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2001/qa1067.html

Patrick

Apple's method does require you to have the Developer Tools installed, though, to get Property List Editor.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So do I add this to the ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist file or do I add it to ~/Library/Preferences/org.neooffice.NeoOffice.plist?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ovvldc wrote:
So do I add this to the ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist file or do I add it to ~/Library/Preferences/org.neooffice.NeoOffice.plist?


The Apple tech note that I linked to pretty clearly says that you edit the ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. I just wondered if it was possible to set it per application as well. My apologies.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ovvldc wrote:
OK. I just wondered if it was possible to set it per application as well. My apologies.


I don't think it is possible to do that in that NeoOffice file. IIRC, you can do it in the application's Contents/Info.plist file, but that gets overwritten each time you install a NeoOffice patch.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woot! It works. Thanks go to Smokey for sending me the Property List Editor app, Patrick for pointing me to the Apple pages and Regina at OpenOffice.org for pointing me to the environment variable.

I put the attached file in the ~/.MacOSX/ folder and now all my formulae are in English while the UI is in Dutch Smile.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Important note: Apple removed support for the ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist file so if you are running Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or higher, use the following steps to set the OOO_CALC_USE_ENGLISH_FORMULAS environment variable:

1. Create a "LaunchAgents" subfolder within your ~/Library folder (note: "~" means your Home folder)

2. Save the this file in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents folder. Be sure to name the saved file "local.launchd.conf.plist".

3. Log out or reboot your machine.

After the above steps, formulas in Calc documents should be displayed in English.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can confirm that it works with NeoOffice 3.4 with test patch 8 and NeoOffice 2013.1 on 10.9 Mavericks as well (at least on my machine).

Thanks, Patrick!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's now a wiki article about this, with instructions for 10.8+ and 10.7- and links to the relevant files that Patrick uploaded for each.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Smokey, thanks!
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