Issue 16642 - Allow patterns as cells background
Summary: Allow patterns as cells background
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC
Hardware: PC Windows 98
: P4 Trivial with 35 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: rfe_eval_ok
: 22153 34534 61907 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-07-10 11:26 UTC by thibs
Modified: 2015-09-26 16:08 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description thibs 2003-07-10 11:26:04 UTC
I do think it is important that Calc allows patterns as cells background.
Indeed, it is very often used, in particular in environments that only have B&W
printers. Here where I work, it's widely used and people don't understand why
their patterns are lost when they import their documents in Calc.

So far, what is done by Clac when importing a document with patterns as cells
background is to replace the pattern with a more or less light grey color as
cells background. It's not bad but the problem is that it uses _a lot_ of ink/toner.

Thanks for all that you've done so far... keep up the good work !
Comment 1 oc 2003-08-08 15:33:26 UTC
Hi Bettina, one4you
Comment 2 bettina.haberer 2004-01-28 18:37:59 UTC
Summary: Allow patterns as cell background.
This issue is considered for OO.o later.
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2004-01-28 18:39:14 UTC
*** Issue 22153 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 frank 2004-09-23 11:50:31 UTC
*** Issue 34534 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 oc 2005-09-23 13:44:07 UTC
Comment 6 frank 2006-03-13 14:05:53 UTC
*** Issue 61907 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:13:23 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 8 aurelio 2010-11-29 19:43:59 UTC
Issue 69092 requests the possibility to set a background image to a cell, and it
is suggested to join that request to this one. However it is not commented in
this issue; I suggest to add it to this requirement.
Comment 9 gmartin 2015-09-26 16:08:48 UTC
Patterns and lines as cell backgrounds in OO Calc is widespread with most office suites.  This is currently used for dividing areas in tables, etc.  Not allowing this forces new users to re-design their saved spreadsheets.