Bug 39078 - Form Controls background - transparent/opacity
Summary: Form Controls background - transparent/opacity
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Form-Controls
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Reported: 2011-07-08 13:54 UTC by corey.downie
Modified: 2020-08-16 20:22 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description corey.downie 2011-07-08 13:54:48 UTC
I would like to be able to set the background opacity on Form Controls.

Specifically I would like to have a transparent background for the Text Field control, but being able to set opacity % may be more flexible. This is particularly useful for form fields that are on top of an Image background, being exported to PDF as a fillable form.
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:28:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:03:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:04:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:09:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:11:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Arno Teigseth 2012-09-17 07:17:30 UTC
Hi I'd like to vote for this bug.

One "easy" solution could be adding a transparency value to the Color Picker window perhaps?

If added to Color Picker, it would enable lots of stuff to have transparency.

This is really useful when fixing badly designed PDFs, or creating forms on top of images.
Comment 7 Joel Madero 2014-11-06 17:31:23 UTC
There is no voting...

That being said, never confirmed by QA - moving to UNCONFIRMED.
Comment 8 Liam Morland 2014-11-09 18:32:20 UTC
I can confirm that this issue still exists in The user can change the background color of a form control, but cannot make it transparent.
Comment 9 Bob 2016-06-10 21:06:04 UTC
I would like to confirm that this is STILL not available as of Release; that is, setting to a transparent background is still not an option. Please continue to investigate this. My particular interest is with a TextBox and FormattedField; however, (as already suggested) if the Transparent Background were an option on the ColorPalette, it would be most useful.

Of course, we would want to continue this transparent background onto our PDF when we Export.