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asked 2012-10-23 12:37:11 +0200
How do we set background color in Writer to be any color other than white color?
It seems we can set background color of text areas but not the entire page (including margins).
Background color including margins
Styles and Formatting (F11) → Page Styles (4th icon from left)
"Default" → right click:
Sample: New... → Page Style: Background
Page tab → Margins
Set all margins to zero
Select the background color
Line arrangement: Set all four borders
Line → Color: (e.g.:) the same as the background color
Spacing to contents: (e.g.:) 20 mm
→ Page Style Background.pdf
Hybrid PDF with embedded
"Page Style Background.odt" (open with LibreOffice Writer, save as
answered 2012-10-26 05:27:04 +0200narin1975
What I need is to export the document as PDF and when someone open this PDF file he should see the background of the whole page as one color other than the white color.
answered 2013-02-08 15:34:31 +0200twks
As an addition to the previous instructions of changing the document background colors using the Appearance editor, the selection of colors are only limited to a pre-defined list of colors. You can add your own custom color using Menu Tools → Options → LibreOffice → Colors. Click "Add" to add a new color and provide a unique name, then click "Edit" to set the color to your liking, then click on "Modify" to save this color to the palette. Once this is done, your new color will be available in any of the color pick lists in the "Appearance" section.
answered 2012-10-25 16:39:59 +0200ROSt52
interesting way to do what Narin asked. As long as it is only a change in color on screen, it works as proofen above. But if Narin considers to print the entire page (= paper) with a certain background color, I am afraid it will not work. Reason: Every printer has a printing area limit wich is a bit smaller than the paper.
I am now curious what Narin really wants to do.
I think he's asking what I was curious about as well: how to set the actual background color of the Libre Office Application as a whole. If you're looking at a page in Writer the default page background color is automatic/white, and the background of Writer is a 10% gray or so.
How would you change that 10% gray to be, say...40% gray?
Took a bit of Googling, but here's the answer:
Go to Tools/Options/Libre Office/Appearance and change the "Application Background" option (third down on mine) to whatever color you want. This will change the application's workspace background color only, not the menu background colors.
answered 2012-10-23 16:14:25 +0200manj_k
If you mean the
"Appearance" (user interface):
Tools → Options → LibreOffice → Appearance → Custom colors → General → Document background.
answered 2012-12-29 12:47:30 +0200Innomen
Too bad I can't upvote to say thanks just because I'm new. This is an atrocious policy and counts as a major down side to recommending libreoffice to clients/friends etc.
"Yea, it's a nice app suite I guess but you can't trim down the portable version to just writer and the forum assumes you're a spammer or something and cripples your ability to interact out of the gate."
ThornyJohn, thank you :) I'm sorry I can't upvote your solution. :/
Sidenote to whom it may concern: Posts like the one I'm now writing are like roaches, for every one you see there are 10 you didn't.
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Asked: 2012-10-23 12:37:11 +0200
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