Issue 74992 - Offer multiple sets of default colors for charts
Summary: Offer multiple sets of default colors for charts
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: chart (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 16 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: ms_interoperability, rfe_eval_ok, usability
: 4291 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-28 19:12 UTC by hartmut_bremen
Modified: 2013-09-25 20:41 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description hartmut_bremen 2007-02-28 19:12:55 UTC
I suggest the following feature to be addd to the Calc/Chart module:
An option to have different sets of colors and also the possibility of creating own sets.
Then I could have e.g. one set of light colors for printing, one set of dark colors for presentations, one set 
that fits best with three or four actors, one that is good when I want to compare a dozen rows.
I don't know whether 'templates' would be a correct word for this. Some 'templates' could come with the 
program, others could be created and saved by the user. (Something similar to the 'color variation' or 
'color pattern' feature in PowerPoint.)
This would go further than just have other default colors for charts (cf.
Related issues: 36672 „Styles concept for chart components“, also discussing the description 'templates'. 
67885 „Allow creation of colors in charts“ (which I couldn't read).
Comment 1 hartmut_bremen 2007-03-01 08:59:35 UTC
*** Issue 74992 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 2 pagalmes.lists 2007-03-01 09:47:11 UTC
I would say, as you mentionned, that this would be implemented with styles for
Comment 3 kla 2007-03-02 08:40:12 UTC
@Iha: pls take care of this feature, i also support this idea.
Comment 4 IngridvdM 2007-03-02 11:21:50 UTC
*** Issue 4291 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 IngridvdM 2007-03-02 11:25:23 UTC
Comment 6 nmailhot 2007-03-06 13:42:18 UTC
Another related issue: issue 67648

Allow different sets of colour and share them with other office/drawing apps
such as the Gimp and Inkscape (use a common format, allow defining a common
resource directory)

Due to draw's many limitations OO.o is often used in conjunction with those
specialised bitmap & vector drawing apps. Redefining the same palette in
multiple apps is a shore and causes synchronisation problems. The Gimp and
Inkscape already use common palettes for this reason.
Comment 7 IngridvdM 2007-09-12 10:30:02 UTC
setting target
Comment 8 IngridvdM 2007-11-30 17:14:49 UTC
changed summary
Comment 9 discoleo 2008-02-13 20:06:35 UTC
For a very good reading on color-selection (because I assume if this feature
gets implemented, we will also have additional color-styles) see:

See also my comment to issue 7019 (towards the end of the issue).

For other color-sets, see:

Many thanks and hopefully we will see soon some more colors in Chart.
Comment 10 max.odendahl 2008-02-20 17:06:47 UTC
a style for black and white would be also nice, which would then set the pattern
inside the chart's sections automatically to white, black, checkered etc.

When printing out colored charts black and white, it is hard to see the differences
Comment 11 IngridvdM 2008-03-05 14:24:06 UTC
Sorry to say, but this will not make it into OOo 3.0 as feature deadline is
tomorrow and the translation relevant UI changes are not ready due to limited
resources -> changing target to 3.1.
Comment 12 discoleo 2008-04-28 13:49:11 UTC
> changing target to 3.1

I had to work recently with MS Office 2007 (I do not have otherwise access to
it), and I must say, it does beat OOo with regard to professional colours (and
actually in many other aspects). Please note that MS Office 2007 is just an
intermediate product, and, IF I understand it correctly, MS will release a new -
significantly changed - office suite in 2009. I do not know IF that version is a
more definitive one (probably not), but OOo is already lagging behind and I have
serious concerns that it won't be able to catch up.

This issue raised some important concerns:
 - What colour sets will be used?
 - Will they be compatible with other applications?
 - How will this be implemented from an UX-point of view?
 - Kust coloures? Styles? Surface patterns?
 - B/W-checkered styles?

I do not remember any discussion on this topic. Therefore I think it is
advisable to press this issue a little bit harder.
Comment 13 IngridvdM 2009-01-16 15:10:58 UTC
changing target due to limited resources