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Bug 85450 - Make grid and guide colors customizable
Summary: Make grid and guide colors customizable
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Grid-Helplines
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Reported: 2014-10-25 17:05 UTC by Bastián Díaz
Modified: 2018-10-25 10:32 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Bastián Díaz 2014-10-25 17:05:09 UTC
In 4.3, a light blue color for non-printable characters are established, which was a huge improvement in usability for Writer. 
Following the same logic as the guide and grid, are non-printable elements that can be benefited by this improvement in Impress and Draw.
Although the color can be changed manually, set default values, ensures better user experience.

Grid: Light blue or blue solarized
Guide: Ligth yellow or yellow solarized

Comment 1 A (Andy) 2014-10-25 20:40:37 UTC
sounds consistent
Comment 2 haevalencia 2016-11-03 01:08:15 UTC
This reminds me as iWork works, but it's a good idea. Greatly improve the appearance of LibreOffice still very gray (very very gray), some color would look more modern and attractive. I also think visually impaired trying to distinguish between much gray.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2018-10-24 03:51:41 UTC
Move to close this => WF

bug 117348 has now set grid to the COL_GRAY7 increasing contrast as needed, colors for Grid and Guide as here are not well founded.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2018-10-25 10:04:24 UTC
We discussed this topic in the design meeting. As stated in comment 3 we changed the default color recently to have more contrast and making it blue would be the opposite. But on the other hand users like customization and in case of a dark background, in particular with a dark mode see bug 118017 and bug 118320, a different color becomes handy. So we recommend to make the grid color an user option (Tools > Options > Application Colors).
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2018-10-25 10:32:53 UTC
My fault, the color option exists right now and it is possible to have white dots on black background. And of course also blue.