Bug 32700 - UI: Make Track Changes Color "by author" adjustable
Summary: UI: Make Track Changes Color "by author" adjustable
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 65231 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Track-Changes
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Reported: 2010-12-28 06:02 UTC by etrex
Modified: 2021-06-25 11:21 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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2012-07-09 09:34 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld Retired

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Description etrex 2010-12-28 06:02:39 UTC
When tracking changes in Writer, the changes are displayed in a yellowish brown colour, which is hard on the eyes and does not have much contrast.

Please make it a stronger default colour, like strong red for the first editor, strong blue for the second editor etc.

Comment 1 Zack 2011-03-09 22:14:55 UTC
I believe the default color for each person is different.
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:35:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-23 02:22:19 UTC
In 3.6.0 color is dark blue. So my be fixed.
Please, verify it when 3.6.0 version appears.
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-09 09:04:37 UTC
Zack's comment is correct, default color "By Author" for changes will be defined by LibO to show different author's changes in different colors. 

But I have no idea where the setting can be adapted, if I am the Author with the light yellow changes (on light yellow page background) I would like to modify that to make my changes better readable.

Current behavior is inherited from OOo

May be it's only a knowledge gap and it's possible to modify the default changes color?
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-09 09:34:06 UTC
Created attachment 64012 [details]

Additionally the resulting color should be shown in Menu 'Tools -> Options -> Writer -> Changes'. Currently color shown is always dark red in dialog (also inherited from OOo).
Comment 6 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2012-07-10 09:12:09 UTC
Hi Rainer,

Cédric said me on irc that these colors are hard coded. :-(
The colors are defined here : http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/tools/inc/tools/color.hxx#72

Best regards. JBF
Comment 7 bfoman (inactive) 2014-01-15 17:01:58 UTC
Updated code pointer: http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/include/tools/color.hxx#59
Comment 8 RonnyC 2016-10-11 08:45:41 UTC
It would be nice to have a menu to change the tracking colour for the first, second, third ... author myself. Maybe one could handle colours for specific authors (identified by name and than in the changes even have the same colour in all edited documents).
Comment 9 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2021-06-25 11:21:43 UTC
*** Bug 65231 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***