Bug 38213 - Allow to specify the color pattern for tables
Summary: Allow to specify the color pattern for tables
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: ImpressDraw-Tables Table-Styles
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Reported: 2011-06-12 08:23 UTC by Fabian Alexander Wilms
Modified: 2019-01-04 08:56 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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the table sidebar (14.87 KB, image/png)
2011-06-12 08:23 UTC, Fabian Alexander Wilms
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more colors needed (40.44 KB, image/png)
2013-07-26 13:05 UTC, Andrej
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MS has more colors (28.50 KB, image/png)
2013-07-26 13:07 UTC, Andrej
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Description Fabian Alexander Wilms 2011-06-12 08:23:15 UTC
At the moment the user can only choose from a few predefined color patterns, but it would be nice to change those.
Comment 1 Fabian Alexander Wilms 2011-06-12 08:23:59 UTC
Created attachment 47870 [details]
the table sidebar
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-06-13 00:40:53 UTC
Indeed, number of styles for DRAW / Presentation tables seem to be very limited.
Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:23:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2012-03-28 07:08:49 UTC
Indeed, not much, only 11. In msOffice almost 77.
IMHO for users more important ability to create own color patterns or import them than using predefined. But they also important.
Comment 5 Andrej 2013-07-26 12:57:57 UTC
MS office has much more colors in general .

See pictures for LibreOffice and MS.
Comment 6 Andrej 2013-07-26 13:05:57 UTC
Created attachment 83033 [details]
more colors needed
Comment 7 Andrej 2013-07-26 13:07:17 UTC
Created attachment 83034 [details]
MS has more colors
Comment 8 Fabian Alexander Wilms 2014-01-01 20:40:12 UTC
Progress: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/log/?h=feature/table-style
Comment 9 Andrej 2015-05-30 14:55:52 UTC
Maybe it would be nice to see new and previous color in "format cells" window. Right now there is only newly selected color in preview window.  MS office has both.

LibreOffice now has more colors. But maybe they can be better organized? Like green together, blue also,... Right now they are scattered ?

Tested in 4.4.3.2  version
Comment 10 Heiko Tietze 2016-06-14 06:57:49 UTC
Recently the table styles have been introduced. And you can change the cell background per context menu "Table..." or per menu Format > Area.

But the consistency with other modules how to format tables is missing. At least the sidebar has to provide quick access to the table properties (e.g. Writer has Paragraph > Background color) and the context menu should be consistent with other modules (Draw: "Table...", Writer: "Table Properties..."). 

But we should reconsider the complete workflow in order to improve the UX.
Comment 11 Heiko Tietze 2016-06-14 06:58:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Heiko Tietze 2019-01-04 08:56:42 UTC
Removing needsUX: the table styles should be implemented equally across the modules allowing the same workflow including editing capabilities.