see also Bug 46029, Bug 35837
Created attachment 87710 [details]
Example gradient with Excel 2010
Currently the cell background could only be set to a solid color. The idea is to extend this to gradients.
*** Bug 83670 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This should be fixed with Bug 105225 - Color palette cannot be chosen in various places
Question is whether the file format allows gradients. And if that is the case we should go ahead for compatibility. Otherwise I would say out of scope for Calc.
*** Bug 121202 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***