Bug 46029 - [RFE, FORMATTING] Allow use of gradients instead of flat colors
Summary: [RFE, FORMATTING] Allow use of gradients instead of flat colors
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Miklos Vajna
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-14 02:19 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2014-10-18 22:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2012-02-14 02:19:56 UTC
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
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-18 05:04:47 UTC
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?
Comment 2 A (Andy) 2013-02-16 12:54:46 UTC
I agree, this is a good and interesting feature.
Comment 3 Miklos Vajna 2013-02-18 12:01:24 UTC
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).
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2013-02-18 12:28:06 UTC
Thanks for implementing this functionality
Comment 5 Miklos Vajna 2013-02-18 12:39:39 UTC
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.
Comment 6 Miklos Vajna 2013-05-10 07:50:15 UTC
With commit d3f7925ccc962eb9adc31fb2174fa18de4b31c0a, RTF filters are also updated.
Comment 7 A (Andy) 2013-05-10 09:15:24 UTC
@Miklos: Thank you very much for implementing this feature!