It should be possible to select a gradient instead of a flat color in every instance it is possible to select a color right now
Thanks for new idea
Especially it is may be useful for Page Background and Cell Backround in table.
Workaround: create picture with needed gradient and use it.
PS: what ODF standard tells about it?
I agree, this is a good and interesting feature.
This monster bug has to be split up to tasks which are realistic to implement. As a start, master now supports gradients as textframe backgrounds:
Regarding ODF, gradient backgrounds were already part of the standard, just Writer textframes didn't support it.
I'm closing this bug, but feel free to open a separate bugs for other related features (one that comes to my mind is table/row/cell gradient background, that probably would make sense).
Thanks for implementing this functionality
Oh, forgot to say: OOXML filters are also updated, DOC/RTF is not done yet. I plan to do the RTF part, but some rework is needed there first: right now we export old-style Word frames in the RTF filter, and gradients are only supported in new-style Word frames.
With commit d3f7925ccc962eb9adc31fb2174fa18de4b31c0a, RTF filters are also updated.
@Miklos: Thank you very much for implementing this feature!