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. ***
*** Bug 80039 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 138469 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #5)
> 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.
The current ODF 1.3 does not allow gradients for single cells and not for whole tables. That is the same for tables in Writer as for tables in Calc. So who wants to work on this, needs to come up with a concept, how to extend the file format, ideally before starting to implement something.
See documented attempt at implementing this feature (for any devs who want a head start): https://www.patreon.com/posts/bug-49177-color-50095922
This provides some insight into what's going on here.