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asked 2012-04-28 16:52:08 +0200
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Hello, I would like to paint a cell in calc with the same background as last time. So the background color button on the toolbar shows this color, but when I click on it, it doesn't paint the cell with that color, but opens the color dialog and you have to choose the same one. This is anoying and I was wondering if I did something wrong or if there is another easy way to do this.
Actually, there may be a lag, but (unlike Excel) the colour shown in the background colour button on the toolbar should change to that of the currently-selected cell, ie. it doesn't retain the colour from the last cell. Then the only option is to select from the colour dialogue. This seems to be a long-standing issue with OpenOffice/LibreOffice. See:
Further on in the above thread, there is an indication that it is already being addressed:
As a work-around, you can copy and paste-special, and choose to just paste the formatting, but this may include more than just colour. You can also select multiple, non-adjacent cells using Control-click (Command-click on a mac) and then apply the same background colour to all of them at the same time.
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Asked: 2012-04-28 16:52:08 +0200
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Last updated: Apr 30 '12