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Bug 104172 - enable "custom color..." in the Writer table cell background color picker
Summary: enable "custom color..." in the Writer table cell background color picker
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 105225
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: needsUXEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Object-Fill Writer-Tables-Enhancements Single-Fill-Tab
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Reported: 2016-11-25 19:45 UTC by madmalkav
Modified: 2019-01-21 11:17 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Background Color, no custom selection (214.17 KB, image/png)
2016-12-18 11:47 UTC, madmalkav
Details
Border Color, with custom selection (202.84 KB, image/png)
2016-12-18 11:48 UTC, madmalkav
Details

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Description madmalkav 2016-11-25 19:45:22 UTC
Description:
Custom color can be selected OK i.e. for the borders, but it is not available for cell background. If you modify the cell background color in the XML file it displays OK on the document.

Steps to Reproduce:
Try to change table cell background color.

Actual Results:  
Only a limited number of colors available: no option for custom colors.

Expected Results:
Being able to set custom colors as background for table cells.


Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:


User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/54.0.2840.99 Safari/537.36
Comment 1 tommy27 2016-11-26 05:24:45 UTC
True. You have a "custom color" option in the color picker when you edit cell background in a Calc spreadsheet but you just have a default palette when you want to change the cell background in a Writer table.

This is a missing option since OOo era.
Let's see if some developer or UX-team member may be interested porting the Calc "custom color" option into Writer.

@Jay
do you know if this enhancement has already been asked before?
If I remember correctly you worked with the color picker new dialog in the past.
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-11-28 22:54:28 UTC
The new area fill single tab is intended to replace the content of the background tab in the table dialog.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2016-12-18 09:44:17 UTC
Fixed in 5.3.
Comment 4 madmalkav 2016-12-18 11:47:31 UTC
Created attachment 129743 [details]
Background Color, no custom selection
Comment 5 madmalkav 2016-12-18 11:48:29 UTC
Created attachment 129744 [details]
Border Color, with custom selection
Comment 6 madmalkav 2016-12-18 11:49:25 UTC
Testes in Windows with 5.3 Beta 2 and 5.4 daily and seems like nothing changed to me. Added screenshots to show what I'm refering to.
Comment 7 Katarina Behrens (Inactive) 2016-12-21 15:20:08 UTC
The background tabpage from comment 4 is not the same as area tabpage (cui/source/tabpages/backgrnd.cxx vs. cui/source/tabpages/tparea.cxx)

The former is used when other than solid colour fill for the given object isn't implemented on the drawing layer level yet (thus, it ain't really possible to use the grand unified area tabpage in that place)
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2017-03-09 13:20:48 UTC
Lets collect the issues for missing palettes or access to a different area style in bug 105225.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 105225 ***
Comment 9 Cor Nouws 2017-06-19 13:30:31 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #8)
> Lets collect the issues for missing palettes or access to a different area
> style in bug 105225.
> 
> *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 105225 ***

OK, but reading bug 105225, you'll definitely miss this issue.
So either there is a fill written out list in 105225, or a meta-issue where others (such as this one) are linked?