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On 11/05/2013 10:00 AM, Regina Henschel wrote:

Kracked_P_P---webmaster schrieb:

There is an option to include "user defined" colors.  I know this, since
I had to do it for the text color of the "official" brochure we were
working on many months ago.

Tools / Options / LibreOffice / Colors

There are options for Add, Modify, Edit, and Delete colors in the color

In that place you can only edit the current palette. For to get a
different palette do this:
In Draw or Impress use Format > Area
In Writer or Calc draw a dummy rectangle and choose Area from its
context menu.
Then go to dialog page 'Colors'. You will see options to load and save
palettes. LO comes with a lot of additional palettes. The most useful
ones are "HTML", which contains some light colors and "scribus" which
has compatible colors to "Scribus" and is the largest palette.

So you can always add a new color to the list, and name it whatever you
wish it to be.

Yes, there are a low number of predefined colors, but I bet if someone
would give a list of names and Hex codes for all of these "non-listed
colors" then maybe they could be added to our font color selection.

The standard color palette has got some more colors recently. If you
want those in an older LO version it is enough to copy the file

Loading other palettes is tedious. So if you will use those colors
often, you should rename the file 'standard.soc' to e.g.
'standard_orig.soc' and copy the file 'scribus.soc' to 'standard.soc'.

The color files are located in the user directory in the folder
'Config'. The file name extension is .soc. It is a pure XML-format,
that means, it is human readable.

If you have "damaged" such file and will restore the original one, you
can copy it from the installation directory, folder "presets".

Kind regards

I always keep a copy of the original configs before I do any edits.. 
Sometimes I call them something like ".config (copy)--nov-03-2013" to
state that the files were working well on that date.  Then that config
folder will be a part of my normal backup cycle as a working copy, just
in case something goes wrong and then that "bad" .config folder gets
backed up in the backup cycle.

Still, it would be better to have all the color options that Draw and
Impress has available for Writer's text colors.  It would be nice to
have the option to create a custom palette and switch from the "Table :
standard" for font colors to ": user defined" or some other set of colors.

As I stated before, the "official brochure", that was developed months
ago, had defined the font names and specific color[s] of the text.  I
had to add that color, manually, to my text color table.  Yet, when I
went to the 4.0.x line, the added colors were not carried over to the
4.0.x version.  So I would have to re-enter the colors into the "table"

Maybe having a user-defined color table would be a good thing.  Maybe
having the ability to choose between color tables for font and
background colors would be a feature that would work for users like me.

Whatever way it is done, we could use a better way for the user to add
user-defined colors to LO so the user would have access to them for any
document type [Writer, Calc, Draw, Impress] that is being created for
themselves or their company.

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