Issue 12771 - background color assignement via object bar in tables
Summary: background color assignement via object bar in tables
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 36080 94497 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-03-28 08:51 UTC by mrc
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

test case (62.57 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-04-18 10:17 UTC, mrc
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Description mrc 2003-03-28 08:51:29 UTC
- editing an RTF file
- containing a table
- some cells have a background color

selecting different cells, some with background color and some without
background color, and trying to assign a new background color produces strange
Comment 1 h.ilter 2003-03-31 15:57:34 UTC
Table stuff
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2003-04-01 12:43:13 UTC
In OO Writer, you can set background colors in tables 
- for the whole table
- for a row
- for single cells. 
See the Options in the Table propeties dialog on the background page.
I think, this should solve your problem.
Otherwise please attach your RTF document to this issue, give a bit
more precise description and reopen this issue.
Comment 3 mrc 2003-04-01 13:19:59 UTC
Sorry, I missed specifying how I set the background color....
I did it using the toolbar and I thought the color would be applyed to
all selected cells (whichever was their previous background color).

Thanks, Marco.

Comment 4 michael.ruess 2003-04-17 09:20:05 UTC
I do not really understand, what your problem is. Could you please
attach the file with the table to this issue (or provide it directly
via eMail) so that wae can see, what's going wrong here. Thank you
very much!
Comment 5 mrc 2003-04-18 10:17:09 UTC
Created attachment 5737 [details]
test case
Comment 6 mrc 2003-04-18 10:18:47 UTC
Ok, I'm sending you the file I use.
To test the case I signaled please simply follow this steps:

- in one column you see some coloured cells
- select more cells including the already coloured ones
- assign a new color using the background color widget present in the

Problem: I get incorrect background color assignment (some cells
mantain their original color).
Note: My version is OpenOffice 1.1 Beta for Win32 platform

I hope this will help...
Thanks again, Marco.
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2003-04-22 10:54:51 UTC
Yes, now I can see what's happening in your document. And I can tell
you, it is not a bug/issue.
The colored cells do not have the color from the table properties. It
is assigned in the paragraph properties. And the paragraph color is
always above the cell color in a table. If you go to the paragraph
properties and set the paragraph background to "no fill" you'll see
that everything works fine.
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2003-04-22 10:55:36 UTC
Issue closed. User didn's notice that color was set for the paragraph
background, and not for the table (cell) background.
Comment 9 mrc 2003-04-22 13:23:02 UTC
Sorry, but in your conclusions you are wrong. The first time I
assigned background color I simply used the background color widget in
the toolbar, so I don't know which item got the color property (I
suppose the user should not care about it). The secon time you assign
the background color just in the same way so I think it should simply
change without asking me tho investigate how was the background color
Well, I'm reopening cìthe case just because I think it is an issue, if
you want me to stop thinking so, please ask me so I'll simply continue
this simple workaround: background color=no fill + background

Bye, Marco.
Comment 10 michael.ruess 2003-04-23 10:07:57 UTC
Yes, I know about the problem. When the cursor is in a table cell
(without having the cell selected), the background controller in the
table object bar assigns a paragraph background (and not a cell
background, as one would expect to). It is planned to change this in
the future (OO 2.0 maybe), but it is not as easy as it may look like.

MRU->OS: Could you give a short update on the technical background of
this and keep the issue, until we have created a more intuitive
solution of the problem? Thank you very much.
Comment 11 Oliver Specht 2003-04-23 14:02:21 UTC
Comment 12 stefan.baltzer 2003-10-07 10:43:02 UTC
SBA: According to the roadmap this issue was retargeted to "OOo
Comment 13 michael.ruess 2004-10-27 09:22:03 UTC
*** Issue 36080 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 14 michael.ruess 2008-10-01 08:36:30 UTC
*** Issue 94497 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 15 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:27:39 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".