Currently, only "Color" and "Graphic" are allowed as possible table background options. It would be nice, and would also increase compatibility with MS Word, if "Hatching" would be supported too.
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in 3.6.2 not implemented yet. Reopening
Seems like a good request (although I've never once used this feature in MS Word) ;)
Normal (can prevent high quality work under certain circumstances, I changed this from Enhancement as it becomes a problem when importing a .doc or .docx that has this formatting)
Low (not affecting many people as far as I know)
Thanks for reporting
Hatching in the table cells : highly desirable, as well as mosaics points.
Patches more than welcome. This is an enhancement -- I accidentally moved it out of this category but it is one. In general enhancements take a much lower priority than real bugs -- like bugs that result in loss of data or crashes.
But feel free to dig into the code and try to implement this.