Bug 116782 - Document colors palette only populated for a small number of elements
Summary: Document colors palette only populated for a small number of elements
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
5.2 all versions
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Document-Colors-Palette
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Reported: 2018-04-03 20:34 UTC by Thomas Lendo
Modified: 2023-04-29 21:15 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Thomas Lendo 2018-04-03 20:34:55 UTC
Used font and object colors aren't added to the Document colors palette.

You can test it by adding a shape or frame or text and assigning a color to them.

Actual result:
The used colors are missing in the Document colors palette.

Expected result:
Same behavior as in Writer, document colors are stored in the palette.
Comment 1 Olivier Hallot 2018-04-03 21:01:20 UTC
More info:

1) Create a new text document.
2) Draw  a figure (a rectangle)
3) Change color of the rectangle
4) Check Document Color palette.

Results: new rectangle color not in Document color palette

Expected results: new color in document color palette

Note: Not even the default "blue" color of the rectangle is in the Doc Color palette.

Note 2: 
Colors in Doc Colors palette are gathered from
* Paragraph style. + direct paragraph formatting
* Character style + direct chr formatting

Nte 3
Page brackground and frame area colors don't add their color to the Doc color palette.
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2018-04-04 09:23:58 UTC
Also reproduced in

Build ID: 3ca42d8d51174010d5e8a32b96e9b4c0b3730a53
Threads 4; Ver: 4.13; Render: default;
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2019-04-05 02:59:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2021-04-05 03:53:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Thomas Lendo 2021-07-20 22:01:51 UTC
Still reproducible in
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 113d308155e4b6a67a8510098a7db5f4a6632bdc
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 5.8; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: de-AT (de_AT.UTF-8); UI: en-US
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2021-07-16_21:27:22
Calc: CL
Comment 6 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-04-28 21:08:05 UTC
*** Bug 155066 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-04-28 21:08:52 UTC
Still in a recent master build:

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 424bdeda9fea09f0b48b5551baf872656845c7c3
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 8 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-04-29 21:15:00 UTC
Noting how it differs between applications:

- for Calc, both font and cell background colours are remembered
- for Writer, font colours are remembered, but not character highlights. Inside text frames, nothing is remembered. Shape area and line not remembered. Paragraph area and line neither.
- for Impress and Draw, none are remembered (tested area, line, font, character highlight)

So, in summary, and according to my tests, the Document color palette only works for a limited set of elements:
- Font colour in Writer
- Font colour in Calc
- Cell background in Calc

It should work for any applied colour, anywhere.

Tested with:

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 5b1f5509c2decdade7fda905e3e1429a67acd63d
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded