Bug 148177 - Border Shadow Style; add a "Blur" property (like LO Draw)
Summary: Border Shadow Style; add a "Blur" property (like LO Draw)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Paragraph Character
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Reported: 2022-03-25 10:47 UTC by R. Green
Modified: 2023-04-12 16:07 UTC (History)
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Description R. Green 2022-03-25 10:47:53 UTC
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 85f04e9f809797b8199d13c421bd8a2b025d52b5
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded

In LO Draw it is possible to add "Blur" to a shadow. However, this is currently not supported in LO Writer (see Paragraph / Character Style > Borders > Shadow Style).

My guess it would add more realism to text and table shadows.

SUGGESTION: Add a Blur property to Borders Shadow Style.
Comment 1 Dieter 2022-04-07 08:22:15 UTC
(In reply to R. Green from comment #0)
> In LO Draw it is possible to add "Blur" to a shadow.

Couldn't see a border tab in character or paragraph dialog in Draw (only in Graphic Styles Dialog).
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2022-04-07 23:41:56 UTC
Graphic objects in Draw and paragraphs, characters and frames in Writer have technically different shadows. One is a set of draw:shadow-foo attributes, the other is one attribute style:shadow.

You can use a Text Box in the meantime as workaround. The text box has blur shadow because it is a graphic object. You can anchor the text box as character to keep it in the text flow.

Nevertheless it is a valid request.
Comment 3 md 2023-03-27 12:47:11 UTC
This could also apply on image, 
It is not possible to have realistic shadow on image.

The UI do not allow to set a blur width on the Borders tab of the image properties dialog