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How to change the default line and fill colors in draw ?

asked 2013-02-13 12:52:07 +0200

pegcjs gravatar image

I'm continually annoyed every time I start draw that it defaults to a grey as the ,line colour and blue as the fill colour. Open office defaulted to black lines which is much more often what one wants.

How can I change this so that the default on start-up is black and what was the philosophy behind making the default grey ?

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answered 2013-03-05 14:48:39 +0200

lemiorhan gravatar image

The steps are easy:

  1. Draw a rectangular in your editor (or any drawing item)
  2. Right click on the rectangular you just created and select "Edit Style"
  3. Edit the settings of "Line" and "Area" tabs. That is the main place for changing the default colors for areas and lines.

That's it. I hope that helps.

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That will change the style for that object, but he is asking for some setting so every rectangle drawn will have that style without having to editing it. That what it is intended by default.

Fran Marzoa gravatar imageFran Marzoa ( 2014-10-30 23:25:15 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-10-30 23:54:06 +0200

I know this is old, but I am leaving it here JFTR, it may be useful for someone else:

Go to Format/Character, there you can change the default font.

Go to Format/Area, there you can change colors for shapes.

There are also submenus in Format for lines and so on.

If you don't plan to print it and just want to make it black and white, that for me is the best style for flowcharts for example, instead of changing colors under Format/... you can just select View/Color/Grayscale/Black & White, though this will not affect the printer output nor the PDF export either, that has their own color control settings.

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answered 2013-10-19 12:04:15 +0200

Edit the style Default in the Styles&Formatting window (F11). That is the style being used at startup.

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