Bug 156909 - feature request for global editing of colors
Summary: feature request for global editing of colors
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 90497
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2023-08-25 08:42 UTC by rik
Modified: 2023-08-25 09:21 UTC (History)
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Description rik 2023-08-25 08:42:31 UTC
This is a feature request for establishing a way in the regular UI of LO to edit colors that are ALREADY in use in various places in the document. 
For example: I can create a "Custom color 1", that I then use for some boxes, some lines, 2 heading styles, 2 character styles and a table style. This new function would allow me to change "Custom color 1" from HEX "#XXXXXX" to HEX "#YYYYYY". 

Use case: this would allow people to quickly change colors throughout the document to test how they look. 

Other examples: Wordpress offers the option of setting 'global colors' in the CSS, which is super handy for quickly testing different colors on the site. 

Feasability: this appears to be possible, as various ODT XMLs can be edited to change these colors and the AO API also allows for editing them. See for a discussion: https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/is-there-any-way-to-set-a-color-in-libreoffice-writer-in-multiple-places-that-i-can-change-later/94955 

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Comment 1 rik 2023-08-25 08:55:40 UTC
Ah i just read an additional comment on the topic I posted above:
It seems like this is already being worked on, so perhaps this topic can be closed?
Comment 2 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-08-25 09:21:45 UTC
Hi rik
Yes, implementation tarted being available in the recently released version 7.6.
See the release notes: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/7.6#Core_/_General
Please do test that version and feel free to report further, specific issues.

There is a meta bug used to track further improvements to that feature: bug 107331

Let's mark this report as a duplicate of bug 90497, which should eventually be marked as fixed once the feature is refined.


*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 90497 ***