Issue 36144 - Need to control the text/font Shadow Color
Summary: Need to control the text/font Shadow Color
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3.1
Hardware: All All
: P2 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-10-26 14:32 UTC by pcrichton
Modified: 2013-07-30 02:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description pcrichton 2004-10-26 14:32:25 UTC
The ability to select the color of the font (Format/Chatacter/Font Effects)
needs to be added.  When the font color is Automatic, the shadow color is Light
Gray.  Any other color and it turns black. 

This has been a missing piece for a long time. It is a significant annoyance to
have to return to Word just to get the correct shadow, or have to use FontWork
in a place that disrupts the format management of the document.

This may seem minor but the lack of basic operations such as this gives new
users the impression that this is an unfinished product and not ready for
prime-time.  Clearly untrue but perception becomes the reality in the minds of
potential users.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-10-26 15:29:35 UTC
reassigned to BH.
Comment 2 jonadab 2005-01-11 22:12:16 UTC
Putting Draw objects into a Writer document is a suboptimal solution and 
has possibly undesireable implications for flow and layout in some cases, 
in addition to the obvious UI considerations.  Long-term, it would be very
nice to have UI for this in Writer.  Ideally, it would also be nice to be
able to change the depth/position of the shadow on text, like you can do on
frames and tables and so on -- FontWorks does that too (well, position), 
but there's no UI for it in Writer, and if implemented it logically would 
belong in the same place as the UI for shadow color.  That could be 
considered beyond the scope of this bug and separate, though.
Comment 3 pcrichton 2008-01-09 16:26:36 UTC
This DESIGN DEFECT (is is not an "enhancement") still exists in 2.3.1, it must
be addressed.
Comment 4 Joe Smith 2009-09-18 15:59:31 UTC
Looks like a duplicate of Issue 47519 (Feature)
Comment 5 pcrichton 2009-09-19 04:01:31 UTC
This has been a design DEFECT (not a feature enhancement) since before 2004. 
There have been multiple reports of this and similarly related design
deficiency: 32257, 34516, 36144 (this report), 37147, 47519, 51710.

There should be a single UI across all OOo applications controlling all font
attributes including the control of the font shadow (color, depth, angle).
Comment 6 eric.savary 2009-12-31 10:28:03 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 47519 ***
Comment 7 eric.savary 2009-12-31 10:29:33 UTC
Comment 8 pcrichton 2010-01-05 03:36:36 UTC
Is is NOT resolved.  It is NOT a duplicate of 47519.  It is NOT about draw objects.
47519 is about Impress, this DEFECT is about the control of font shadows in
Write.  You keep missing the point.

Font attributes have no ability to exert ANY control over the font shadow color.
 If the font color is set to "automatic"  the shadow is black.  If the font
color is set to any other color, the shadow color is set to gray.

There should be a single UI across all OOo applications controlling all font
attributes including the control of the font shadow (color, depth, angle).
Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 16:13:31 UTC
Changed the owner to 'requirements'.
Comment 10 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:45:58 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 1000 days.