# Placing equals sign in front of function text in Calc corrupts the formula

In recent version (5.2.2.2) of Calc, if I enter the text of a function without the equals sign, e.g. FIND(“Ach Deposit”;A18) and then edit this cell by placing an = at the beginning, the result is FIND() and an Err:501. Typing exactly the same thing, i.e. =FIND("Ach Deposit";A18) gives a valid response (the number 1). This was not previously the case (I have used Find and Replace to remove the equals sign so that a formula could be copied elsewhere without changing the cell reference, and then putting the equals sign back), and makes no sense to me. What is wrong?

Perhaps the problem is in quotes. While the formula is entered as text Calc applies AutoCorrect to quotes - https://help.libreoffice.org/5.2/Comm... And after conversion into the formula does not understand what kind of quotes. IMHO!

I tried to repeat this by removing the '=', then copied the cell and pasted to a new cell, then edit the new cell to add '=', but this was no problem. Also using 5.2.2.2. Perhaps I have different option set for autocorrect.