Bug 144061 - Effects: Allow GLOW to apply to Text (as we have for shapes)
Summary: Effects: Allow GLOW to apply to Text (as we have for shapes)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Font-Effects
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Reported: 2021-08-24 16:42 UTC by R. Green
Modified: 2022-09-21 18:11 UTC (History)
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Description R. Green 2021-08-24 16:42:12 UTC
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 47f78053abe362b9384784d31a6e56f8511eb1c1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded

We already have a Blur effect for text objects but, IMV, we also need to be able to apply GLOW effects, as can be done on Shapes. IME, this is useful for adding extra highlighting to text.

Perhaps one option is to add the Glow property to the existing Graphic Styles > Shadowing tab; changing the tab name to "Shadow / Glow" or such like. And add a similar property to the "Properties" tab of the sidebar.

(This may be connected with Bug 140529, but the latter does not explicitly mention Text objects (only "text converted to a curve".)
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2021-08-27 12:21:18 UTC
Mike, what do you think?
Comment 2 Rafael Lima 2022-09-21 18:07:27 UTC
Still an issue in LO 7.5.

I am setting this one to new. As mentioned in bugs 123941 and 136772 there are some effects still missing in LO, glow being one of them.