Bug 106810 - set transparent background color in form controls
Summary: set transparent background color in form controls
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
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unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Form-Controls
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Reported: 2017-03-27 20:19 UTC by gay.pierre
Modified: 2019-02-22 19:07 UTC (History)
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Description gay.pierre 2017-03-27 20:19:15 UTC
Background color of forms controls could allow to choose transparent background.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2017-03-30 12:25:57 UTC
Ok -> NEW
Comment 2 Luka Oman 2017-06-06 11:08:18 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 3 u2nBz 2017-08-28 00:56:24 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 4 MALLEM Ismail 2018-01-21 13:31:29 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 5 Mike Kaganski 2018-07-05 11:15:11 UTC
Just a mention: currently the background color chooser is the picker dialog. When implementing the proposal, this could be changed to the Area tab (like being added in bug 105225), with two buttons: "None" and "Color", with "Color" having the palette chooser and the "Pick" button opening current dialog, and the "None" meaning the transparent background. This would make this also more consistent with other cases of defining colors.
Comment 6 hello 2018-11-25 02:23:07 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 7 Ryan 2019-01-24 05:08:23 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)
Comment 8 Hungerburg 2019-02-22 19:07:45 UTC
This might be low hanging fruit indeed - Dissecting a pdf with form fields, created from Writer, I see, that the field and its background are two different entities. In Master PDF Editor I moved the field: it let show through what is behind and most of all, it still worked.

PS: Curiously, when I remove fill and stroke from a basic drawing shape in writer, the item vanishes from the document. So there might be a not so trivial problem in not having a fill, when field and background are a single combined entity in LibreOffice?