Bug 83738 - EDITING TABLES: Row / Cell background color not applied
Summary: EDITING TABLES: Row / Cell background color not applied
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 82555
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisectRequest, regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-10 21:11 UTC by Stephan van den Akker
Modified: 2015-12-17 08:35 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Sample document made with LO 4.3 with a table with the cell background colour set (10.06 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-09-10 21:11 UTC, Stephan van den Akker
comparison content.xml (37.84 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.calc)
2014-10-08 15:19 UTC, Bugcruncher

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Description Stephan van den Akker 2014-09-10 21:11:29 UTC
Created attachment 106087 [details]
Sample document made with LO 4.3 with a table with the cell background colour set

How to reproduce

1 Load the sample document. The background colour of the cell was set in Writer version 4.3 through Table -> Table Properties... -> Background 
2 Go to Table -> Table Properties... -> Background, and try to change the Cell colour

Expected behaviour: The Cell colour changes after pressing OK

Actual behaviour: The Cell colour stays the same after pressing OK

Bug observed in Version:
Build ID: 53425404ae70bf365073cce2f5d576b769446c97
on openSuSE 12.3 (64-bit).

Regression, because the expected behaviour is observed in:
Build ID: 430m0(Build:4)
on openSuSE factory (32-bit)

and also in:
Build ID: 410m0(Build:2)
on openSuSE 12.3 (64-bit)

OT: Man, this new colour picker is awesome!!!
Comment 1 Jacques Guilleron 2014-09-12 14:07:19 UTC
Hi Stephan,

Thank you for the report.
I confirm your observation with LO
Build ID: 5aeb852efcabdd51545d5d41c92f4bf3cef1d663
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-09-08_07:01:57
& Windows 7 Home Premium

This works in LO


Comment 2 Gabriel Diosan 2014-09-22 12:25:51 UTC
I have observed similar behaviour in Writer 4.4 but when creating a new document with a new table. The steps I took:

1. Open Libreoffice Writer 4.4
2. Insert a table
3. Select 1 or more cells and try to change the background colour

Nothing happens. If you just have the cursour in the table cell and set the background colour the background is changed (with white border) but if selecting the full cell or multiple cells it does not work.

If anyone thinks this is a different bug to this one, let me know and I will open up a new bug report.

Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-09-23 07:09:30 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> I have observed similar behaviour in Writer 4.4 but when creating a new
> document with a new table. The steps I took:

I confirm the bug in the case of a new file.
I think it is probably the same bug as the one for existing file.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 4 Bugcruncher 2014-10-08 15:14:55 UTC
I stumbled upon this problem in OOo 4.2 and also here, so I did some more tests with Version:
Build ID: 0b3b907e96a8bbc477b8755a5bcffc350c53ce2b
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-09-16_05:01:30

I compared contents of "content.xml" in a document with a single cell table
a) before any background applied
b) Background to cell applied in AOO 4.1.1
c) Background to cell applied in LibreOffice

In the affected document source code area I can not see any difference between "a" and "c". So the problem seems to be in UI: Apply Background color dooes nothing. I see this problem for "Apply to cell" and "Apply to Row", but "Apply to Table" works fine.
Comment 5 Bugcruncher 2014-10-08 15:19:04 UTC
Created attachment 107559 [details]
comparison content.xml

In attachment relevant content.xml source is listed for 
c) correctly applied background (Works fine AOO 4.1.1)
b) No Background with LibO 4.4
a) Source Document before any attempt to apply background color

Cells with yellow background in spreadsheet differ from it's right neighbor cell
Comment 6 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-11-04 13:42:15 UTC
Looks like a duplicate of Bug 82555. Anyway seems to work with today's master (abc22a091c27b92c5b20964375098faa11d3546e).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 82555 ***
Comment 7 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-17 08:35:11 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (bibisectRequest)