Background color of forms controls could allow to choose transparent background.
Ok -> NEW
I think this feature would be a nice addition to the form fields. The feature would be very useful with background pattern or image, where a field stands up from the rest of the text.
How is this not already a standard feature? With great appreciation (and even affection) for the hardworking developers, how exactly can a control overlay a static element without (at least) partially obliterating it? Forms must be redesigned around the non-transparent controls and, sometimes it's just not possible.
There's this awesome office suite in which I can do most everything... except create forms with overlaying controls. Top priority!
I was working on some fillable form today and this must have feature.
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.
Yes please could this be looked into ASAP? This is such a brilliant set of tools I am so stoked to have found it! But this is become a problem as I work with a lot of fillable PDF forms (which I create in Draw & export as a PDF).
Thank you so much!
This feature would be very useful and I'm hoping could be a quick fix. Some forms have blocks so that it looks like a form when printing, therefore a transparent background form control would be required.
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?