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.
Only a limited number of colors available: no option for custom colors.
Being able to set custom colors as background for table cells.
User Profile Reset: No
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
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.
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.
The new area fill single tab is intended to replace the content of the background tab in the table dialog.
Fixed in 5.3.
Created attachment 129743 [details]
Background Color, no custom selection
Created attachment 129744 [details]
Border Color, with custom selection
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.
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)
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 ***
(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?