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Re: [libreoffice-users] Font colors on Windows vs. Linux


It might help to clean the user profile, see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile. Background to the color palette update can be found here https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2016/12/30/new-color-palettes-in-libreoffice/ and there https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2017/04/10/new-standard-color-palette/.

Cheers,
Heiko

PS: Colors are stored as RGB values in documents, there must not be any difference between $FF0000 (Red) on Linux vs. Windows or between different versions.

On 02.03.20 12:32, Philip Jackson wrote:
> I have never had much use for the color palettes other than the occasional use of red for the odd word in Writer. So this thread provoked a bit of curiosity to check on my machines.
>
> My W10 box has LO installed from the LO website - recently updated to 6.3.5.2 and the standard color palette is 12 columns by 10 rows. The drop down lists 8 palettes.
>
> My UbuntuStudio box shows 2 standard palettes (in a drop down list of 9 palettes) :
> - one with 12 cols by 14 rows with 7 more colors on the 15th row.
> - the other standard palette has 12 cols by 10 rows
>
> For years, I have used the Ubuntu distribution of LO but recently I changed to the PPA which purports to maintain the latest LO stable release. It recently updated my copy to 6.3.5.2.
>
> I imagine the color palette situation on my Ubuntu box reflects the history of my LO installations from Ubuntu over the years. Although I am surprised that two palettes with the same name can exist in the drop down lists.
>
> Philip
>
> On 01/03/2020 21:49, Dan Lewis wrote:
>> I use the Ubuntu O/S; LibreOffice 6.3.5.1 and 6.4.1.1 are from the LO website. In both cases, the standard pallet contains 12 columns and 10 rows.
>>
>> Dan
>>
>> On 3/1/20 2:36 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
>>> I notice the same thing, but my linux version is 6.3 from the openSUSE
>>> repository and not the LO website and the win 10 install is 6.4 so I
>>> could not say that that hasn't caused the difference. I have noticed the
>>> palettes changing over time and a while back I created my own custom
>>> palette (including company branding colours) so I could have consistency.
>>> steve
>>>
>>> On 02/03/2020 07:19, Cuyahoga Falls wrote:
>>>> 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
>>>> Windows 10.
>>>>
>>>> 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 6.3.4.2
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> Virgil
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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