Issue 20105

Summary: Adding a custom color selector (easier addition of custom colours)
Product: General Reporter: Unknown <non-migrated>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: ace_dent, issues, temp4746, thomas.lendo
Version: OOo 1.0.3Keywords: oooqa
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux, all   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Issue Depends on:    
Issue Blocks: 105642    
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Description Flags
Newsletter in OO, notice attempt to match colors
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Notice how Word allows margins, fonts and border colors to be specified none

Description Unknown 2003-09-26 01:33:28 UTC
This is one reason I can't use OpenOffice:

The inability to choose a specific color is a total limitation.  There is a
bunch of colors to choose from, but if I want to match a specific color, then what?

Having a custom color palette would be a super nice enhancement at this point,
and a necessity for the future.

Nice program though.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2003-09-29 08:56:07 UTC
TM->BH: Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2004-04-12 16:49:24 UTC
Please have a look at issues 11098 and 16217, which solve your problem.
Comment 3 magrawal 2006-12-30 17:01:22 UTC
I am a long-standing user of OO and just ran into this limitation of OO. I was 
creating a newsletter. We have visual identity standards at our University, so 
I wanted to specify green and gold colors in Writer. But there was no way for 
me to specify the colors for the fonts, borders and backgrounds. As a result, 
in spite of my best intentions, I had to discard OO and resort to Word. I have 
attached both documents to show that I really mean to use OO but was forced to 
use Word.

OO version: 2.1
Comment 4 magrawal 2006-12-30 17:03:17 UTC
Created attachment 41785 [details]
Newsletter in OO, notice attempt to match colors
Comment 5 magrawal 2006-12-30 17:04:15 UTC
Created attachment 41786 [details]
Notice how Word allows margins, fonts and border colors to be specified
Comment 6 magrawal 2006-12-30 17:07:24 UTC
I have read the issues 16217 and 11098. As a committed OO user, I would be 
happy to try the work around the next time I run into this issue. However, it 
is cruel to expect users to first open Calc and play with it when all they want 
to do is specify colors in a Writer document.

Colors are extremely important in conforming to visual identity standards. OO 
has circumvented the problem for Sun internal use by defining Sun colors in the 
default template. But there are other real users who do not have this luxury.
Comment 7 the_unknown 2009-05-09 11:27:25 UTC
*** Issue 20105 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 8 ace_dent 2009-10-06 11:28:54 UTC
To manage the many suggestions for enhancing the color palette, I have created a
meta-issue here:
Issue 105642 - Re-design and UI improvements for color palettes (meta-issue)

The purpose of the new issue is for management only, it does not duplicate
specific design requests (that we wish to capture).

Many thanks,
Andrew
Comment 9 ace_dent 2009-10-06 11:37:14 UTC
*** Issue 35244 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 ace_dent 2009-10-06 11:41:51 UTC
*** Issue 105609 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 ace_dent 2009-10-06 11:47:54 UTC
*** Issue 100404 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 12 ace_dent 2009-10-06 11:49:06 UTC
*** Issue 89913 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 13 ace_dent 2009-10-06 14:12:14 UTC
*** Issue 20038 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 14 taskbar 2009-11-12 09:22:01 UTC
I always go to the Draw component to create new specific colours which I then
can use in Writer. Indeed a very inconvenient route.

I would love to see this feature implemented quickly.
Comment 15 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:52:16 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 16 eric.savary 2010-09-24 07:24:07 UTC
*** Issue 114715 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***