I have two laptops running LibreOffice. One is a Sony Vaio with LO
6.0.6.x and Linux Mint 18. The other is a Lenovo with LO 6.0.7.x and
I recently opened an Impress Presentation on my Windows machine to work
on. At one point, I wanted to change the color of my font on one of my
slides. I went to the font color icon on the toolbar and clicked the
down arrow. I immediately noticed that the selection of available colors
was different that that available on my Linux computer.
To be more specific, if I click on the font color icon on the Windows
computer, I get a selection of available colors arranged in 12 columns
by 10 rows. For this example, I am using the colors available in the
palette called "standard." The top row shows 12 shades of gray. In the
second row, the color choices are "Yellow," "Gold," "Orange," "Brick,"
"Red," "Magenta," "Purple," "Indigo," "Blue," "Teal," "Green," and
"Lime." Then under each color column are boxes called Light <color> or
Dark <color> followed by a number. So, for example, if I look at the
"Blue" column, the top color is represented simply as "Blue." Below it
are color boxes called "Light Blue 4," Light Blue 3," and so on down to
"Light Blue 1," then followed by "Dark Blue 1," up to "Dark Blue 4."
Each column is similarly arranged under its respective color.
On my Linux computer, the "standard" palette consists of 12 columns by
15 rows of colors. The color row below the row of gray, is represented
by the colors, "Yellow," "Orange," "Red," "Pink," "Magenta," "Purple,"
"Blue," "Sky Blue," "Cyan," "Turquoise," "Green," and "Yellow Green."
Then below each main color are boxes ranging from <Color> 1 to <Color> 9
with no light or dark designations.
In short, the "standard" font color palette on LO in Windows is
different from the "standard" palette on LO in Linux Mint. Moreover, the
color represented as "Blue" on my Windows machine is decidedly different
than the color called "Blue" on the Linux machine.
I must say I have been using both computers for over a year now and I
often share LO files between the two computers. It was only recently --
in the past week -- that I noticed the difference in standard color
palettes. I could have sworn that the two palettes were the same in the
past, but I can't think of anything I could have done to cause the
Windows LO "standard" color palette to suddenly change.
In an attempt to "fix" things, I downloaded and installed LO 188.8.131.52 to
my Windows computer, and also renamed my user profile. Neither had any
effect on the way the "standard" font-color is represented.
I know this is longer than anyone would like, but if anyone can confirm
similar behavior on their Windows vs. Linux installations of LO, or
recommend any action, I would appreciate it.
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