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Bug 133179 - LibreOffice writer - TABLE custom color picker
Summary: LibreOffice writer - TABLE custom color picker
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, bisected, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables-Style
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Reported: 2020-05-19 21:12 UTC by Shawn Michaels
Modified: 2020-06-02 17:21 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

Video of errors (1.68 MB, video/x-matroska)
2020-05-19 21:13 UTC, Shawn Michaels
Example file (9.09 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2020-05-24 11:50 UTC, Telesto
table from video (9.68 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2020-05-24 14:28 UTC, Shawn Michaels

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Description Shawn Michaels 2020-05-19 21:12:37 UTC
1) color picker for table background displays red shades - when I set different color it still displays red shades

2) splitting cells causes font display error and history errors

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert table with predefined style
2. Set font to all cells
3. Merge some cells
4. Split cells

1. Set custom cell background
2. select different color

Actual Results:
1) Font settings are lost

2) Actual color gradient is not displayed

Expected Results:
1) Fonts persists

2) Actual color gradient is displayed correctly

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Tested on two computers same results in and
Comment 1 Shawn Michaels 2020-05-19 21:13:57 UTC
Created attachment 161017 [details]
Video of errors
Comment 2 Dieter 2020-05-22 07:21:37 UTC
Shawn, thank you for the bug report. One basic rule in Bugzilla is "One report for each problem". So let's reduce this bug to the first problem (color picker) and open a new report for the second problem. Thank you. I've already changed bug summary.

I also couldn't reproduce the first bug. Could you please add your sample that is showing in the video? Thanks.

Comment 3 Shawn Michaels 2020-05-24 09:44:58 UTC
OK, and sorry for that, I was in hurry, first time bug report (but not the first time some bug found) and quite a little annoyed :D
What do you mean the sample? ODT file?
Comment 4 Dieter 2020-05-24 11:34:18 UTC
(In reply to Shawn Michaels from comment #3)
> OK, and sorry for that, I was in hurry, first time bug report (but not the
> first time some bug found) and quite a little annoyed :D

Welcome to LO Bugzilla :-)

> What do you mean the sample? ODT file?

Yes, please add odt-file, that is shown in your video.
Comment 5 Telesto 2020-05-24 11:50:08 UTC
Created attachment 161230 [details]
Example file

1. Open the file
2. Select a cell
3. Split the cell (vertical) -> Font setting lost
Comment 6 Telesto 2020-05-24 12:13:10 UTC
Bisected to
author	Jakub Trzebiatowski <>	2016-06-21 00:31:01 +0200
committer	Miklos Vajna <>	2016-07-07 09:02:15 +0000
commit	40fba0f4418084d50cc5c388cb0b6e1abe395d61 (patch)
tree	4b1e97aa7755c80d9a8749fb94dc3fe26a2f35fb
parent	046244bcfe1c5c1cd2325fe74b933c05e43cf190 (diff)
GSoC Writer Table Styles Import
This patch is implementing import of table styles (table-template).

Modified shared code: Added "background" to the cell styles export.

To make cell export properties map accessible by both export and import code,
moved from xmloff/source/table/XMLTableExport.cxx to xmloff/txtprmap.hxx.

To avoid export of default valued properties implemented XPropertyState for

$ git bisect good
f219fe1bb6bc35dcdaea0b996aea3e98fbfb4443 is the first bad commit
commit f219fe1bb6bc35dcdaea0b996aea3e98fbfb4443
Author: Norbert Thiebaud <>
Date:   Sat Jul 9 09:21:22 2016 -0700

    source sha:40fba0f4418084d50cc5c388cb0b6e1abe395d61

    source sha:40fba0f4418084d50cc5c388cb0b6e1abe395d61

:040000 040000 07383b2f6d36c207c5cb4cc25bb6d0fd213c71b0 4336911227133ce406383fb8186fcf6af4225f76 M      instdir
Comment 7 Telesto 2020-05-24 12:13:38 UTC
Adding CC to Jakub Trzebiatowski
Comment 8 Shawn Michaels 2020-05-24 14:28:02 UTC
Created attachment 161234 [details]
table from video

color picker error is in this table cell background