[Libreoffice] [REVIEW]Bug 34425 - [EasyHack] formatting background color toolbar button

Stefan Knorr (Astron) heinzlesspam at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 3 12:24:02 PST 2012

Hi Winfried,

On 3 February 2012 15:23, Winfried Donkers <W.Donkers at dci-electronics.nl> wrote:
>> Stefan Knorr (Astron) wrote
>>So, do you think there's a chance you could implement the same behaviour for
>>* Background Colour in Writer
>>* Font Colour in Calc?
> I should expect the behaviour for background color in Writer to be there already (that is, font background colour) as I use the same control (SvxFontColorExtToolControl). Or don't I understand you?

Writer has two background colour functions, one is "Highlight" (can
highlight single characters, words, etc. – the icon is a text marker)
and the other is "Background Colour" (changes background colour for
entire lines – icon is a page with a gradient, like in Calc). The
highlighter is already a split button, but "Background Colour" is not.

> I have tried to implement the behaviour for font colour in Calc, but didn't succeed.

Sad face.

> Should I receive usefull hints, I am quite willing to implement the same behaviour for font colour too.

Happy face; though I can't help much in the area of actually implementing it.

By the way, I've actually just discovered even more buttons that would
be eligible for the split-button treatment...
* In Writer's Table toolbar, there are buttons for Background Colour
and Line Colour
* Impress/Draw's Text Formatting toolbar contains a Font Colour button
* Impress/Draw's Table toolbar also contains a Line Colour button
* there are more places but those are probably less used/important,
like the 3D-Settings toolbar(s)'s 3D Colour/Extrusion Colour
(If you're feeling overwhelmed now, I'd offer to open bugs for all of
the functions that I find, in the hope that someone, not necessarily
you, converts them later.)


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