Issue 84023 - Changing colors for "Window" items in OS settings changes "paper" color and default font color.
Summary: Changing colors for "Window" items in OS settings changes "paper" color and d...
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-11-27 19:54 UTC by david
Modified: 2013-02-07 21:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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How Print Preview should look (83.42 KB, image/gif)
2008-01-13 15:07 UTC, david
no flags Details
Current wrong look of paper and text color (98.34 KB, image/gif)
2008-01-13 15:09 UTC, david
no flags Details

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Description david 2007-11-27 19:54:37 UTC
The print preview brackground should always stay the color of the paper.

I'm not sure if you can set the printing paper color in Open Office but 
otherwise Open office should assume that paper is white. However if the user 
changes her default background color in Windows to e.g. blue or black - Open 
Office suddenly shows the printing paper in print/Page Preview as being blue or 

Open Office's editing views/modes correctly use the blue or black default 
background from the operating system, but it's Page Preview should use the 
color of the physical paper to get correct WYSIWYG. That's what Page Preview is 
for I assume.

-- David
Comment 1 kpalagin 2008-01-12 14:15:45 UTC
Confirming described behavior.
I think this is expected because parameter name is "Application background" 
and this is exactly what area _around_ paper sheet is, so resolving as Invalid.
Comment 2 kpalagin 2008-01-12 14:16:39 UTC
and closing.
Comment 3 david 2008-01-13 15:06:28 UTC
I'm sorry - my mistake. I'll try to explain myself better.

It's not the background around the paper that you mention which has the wrong 
color - the area around the paper is perfect. It's the paper itself in Print 
Preview mode. Isn't that mode supposed to be a precise WYSIWYG preview of the 
actual print using the correct colors? The problem I tried to describe is that 
the colors of windows changes the color of paper in the print preview mode 
which then is displayed wrongly - and not in White as paper is. Also the text 
which is printed out in black are displayed wrongly - colorwise - when you 
choose a different windows theme.

Please check out the attached clarifying screenshots...

Thanks for your time - I hope you can better use this explanation.
-- David
Comment 4 david 2008-01-13 15:07:58 UTC
Created attachment 50832 [details]
How Print Preview should look
Comment 5 david 2008-01-13 15:09:02 UTC
Created attachment 50833 [details]
Current wrong look of paper and text color
Comment 6 kpalagin 2008-01-13 16:53:11 UTC
Confirming - changing colors for "Window" items changes paper color and font 
Changing paper color could be justified to some extent, but changing font goes 
against any logic.
Comment 7 david 2008-05-28 23:25:49 UTC
Isn't issue 89453 (and 90044) a copy of this issue?
Comment 8 david 2008-05-30 11:30:07 UTC
Option (for Print Preview) already exists:

Tools / Options / / Accessibility
Turn off: 'Use system colors for page previews'