There is no transparency control in the "font effects" tab for Writer Paragraph Style and Character Style dialogs.
In Writer, Format>Character-Font Effects tab has a transparency control.
For the other modules (Calc, Draw, Impress), all "font effects" tab (also for styles) have a transparency control.
Bug or not?
I believe https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/plugins/gitiles/core/+diff/6d6e80435fd7f71342c429a67759a7b7b280cc55%5E%21 does what you ask for, does it?
Ah, confirmed, direct formatting has it, the Style versions don't. Could be added, indeed.
Cool stuff. But please follow the guidelines for property dialogs https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design/Guidelines/PropertyDialog (labels are left-aligned -> https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/89017).
No need for input from UX, character dialog is done, paragraph style missing.
(In reply to Miklos Vajna from comment #2)
> Ah, confirmed, direct formatting has it, the Style versions don't. Could be
> added, indeed.
@Miklos - I was going to try, but I cannot figure out why it is not already being shown.
- assume Paragraph Style and Character Style also use effectpage.ui
- which is controlled with cui/source/tabpages/chardlg.cxx
- where the relevant place to hide the transparency controls is:
2450 if ((nFlags & SVX_ENABLE_CHAR_TRANSPARENCY) != SVX_ENABLE_CHAR_TRANSPARENCY)
- assume problem is that "Paragraph Style" and "Character Style" are not passing the needed flag
- but cannot see where the flags for Paragraph and Character Style are defined.
Do you happen to have information about that?
Not off the top of my head; the usual approach is to put a breakpoint to the place where the chardlg is created (perhaps the SvxCharEffectsPage ctor) and then see the backtrace in the debugger. I hope that will give you the place where you indeed probably just need to opt in by specifying SVX_ENABLE_CHAR_TRANSPARENCY.
Miklos Vajna committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#130456 sw: enable semi-transparent text for char style dialog
It will be available in 7.0.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Version: 18.104.22.168.beta1 (x64)
Build ID: 94f789cbb33335b4a511c319542c7bdc31ff3b3c
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Miklos, thanks for fixing it!