Issue 125382 - Onscreen Dropshadow on colored text is wrongly the identical color, hence blurry and ineffectual (major). Worked previously as black shadow in Writer and Calc.
Summary: Onscreen Dropshadow on colored text is wrongly the identical color, hence blu...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 124922
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0
Hardware: All OS X 10.8
: P3 Major (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: performance, regression
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Reported: 2014-08-07 01:03 UTC by Peter Cohen
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:11 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Peter Cohen 2014-08-07 01:03:55 UTC
Dropshadow colors are no longer correctly black. Dropshadow colors are now coming out indentical to the foreground font-effect colour. This means the drop shadow effect is non-existent and not actually occuring. Instead the effect is just creates a blur on the screen.

To reproduce this bug:
- type any text in writer or calc
- select text and format the font-effect
- change the color of the text
- select dropshadow

Expected results:
- black drop shadow on colored text

Actual results:
- colored drop shadow (hence no drop shadow)

Additional information:
It's a a major problem because anyone using this feature will actually be relying on it's display effects. It's a complete block for some people who cannot print their materials without the dropshadow effect working. It is a common and basic word-processing effect and possibly will effect reliability reviews of Open Office.

This occurs on my Mac OSX 10.8.5 and perhaps other platforms.

There is a workaround to copy a text label and layer it slightly off centre with a different color. This workaround is not possible in Calc as the text is necessarily inside the cells.
Comment 1 Peter Cohen 2014-08-07 01:13:52 UTC
Saving to PDF yields the correct expected result of a blackshadow on light coloured text and a light shadow on dark colored text.

Perhaps the correct expected result would also occur on printing.

So also a problem with WYSIWYG in Open Office.
Comment 2 Ariel Constenla-Haile 2014-08-07 06:49:22 UTC
Duplicated of bug 124922

This should be fixed in the next release, you can try with the release candidate from

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 124922 ***