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Re: [libreoffice-design] getting larger set of colors that the standard that comes with LO



I am slowly working on my color list file "standard.soc".
Health reasons stopped me for a bit, or at least slowed down my work cycle.

I know that we can add custom colors internal to the Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Colors.
I did that originally when there were some specific colors used in brochure templates going around last year.

Yes, a color pricker for Writer might help some people. Since I do not use Draw, or rarely, I use a color picker from a different graphics package and write down the RGB Hex code and then add it manually to my color list. That is what I use to do. Still do it sometimes. But I have been working on adding a set of predefined colors and their shading from the dark color to their "off white" color. That gives the user some more option outside of the color picker option.

As for "Tracking 32 colors", I am not sure about that. I do not track colors, just offer the user more options than a small set of colors. Of course there are people who think this is a waste of my time. I do not think so. I had one person complain about listing 100 shades of gray - i.e. nearly black to nearly white. Since we have some formatting options for lines, column borders, etc., to set the gray level, then offering a visual of those shades of gray might be useful.

I am currently taking "standard" colors and making some shading options for them that works. The problem is figuring out the proper steps so I am not offering 20 or more shades. I have some colors that have 7 +/- shades already in my color list, but I want to create the same thing for other colors that I do not have currently.


On 02/27/2014 02:15 PM, Mirek M. wrote:
I definitely agree.
However, the problem is that we don't have a developer to work on this.
We've been trying to get custom colors for ages.
If you know a dev that would be interested, let me know. :)


2014-02-27 20:00 GMT+01:00 Paul D. Mirowsky <p_mirowsky@bentaxna.com>:

Hello

There was a lengthy discussion on users@global.libreoffice.org about
Writer and its color selector.

Have a look at this image at the URL below.

https://db.tt/pLDjVXJW


See Subject "Re: [libreoffice-users] getting larger set of colors that the
standard that comes with LO" on users@global.libreoffice.org


It was suggested I forward my comments to you.


Is it me or does this, as an interface, look like it's getting out of
control.

Might I suggest it is time to allow
1) A default 4 rows of 8, a 32 basic color set.
2) Above that, rows of 8 of "Last Colors Used". "Last Colors Used"
should be selectable in 'Defaults' to the multiples of 8 up to a maximum of
32 (or some number).
3) At the bottom a click to see "More Colors..." and borrow the 'Color
Picker' from LibreOffice Draw.
(Side Comment: still don't know why "Color Picker" isn't
universally default with last used colors below in LibreOffice)

Tracking 32 colors for me is well into the "I'm getting lost" realm in a
layout. I respectfully ask Kracked_P_P for input on this.

I think this might keep down the amount of load time involved.

The question of weather remembered "Last Colors Used" is universal or
document only is interesting?
Also, how it should be organized, by creation sequence or hue or
saturation?

Is a good idea?

I hope this helps.

Thanks

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