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Changing cell's background colour no longer changes ALL of the cell's colour?? [closed]

asked 2017-12-24 02:15:29 +0100

appreciatethehelp gravatar image

updated 2020-07-21 20:53:03 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi guys. So, I don't know what is going on here, but for some reason when I change the background colour of a cell within the first 3 rows of the first table in this document, the colour of the whole cell no longer changes; instead only the outer part does.

This only occurs for the first 3 rows; as you can see I have successfully changed the background colour of row 8 without any issues.

Why is this happening? Is it some kind of setting? I have tried opening and closing the document as well as restarting Libreoffice, to no avail.


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answered 2017-12-24 02:38:12 +0100

You have both paragraph area and character highlighting set for the text in those rows. Setting those to none fixes the issue.

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Hi Mike. I have set the highlighting to "no fill", how do I change the "paragraph area" settings?

appreciatethehelp gravatar imageappreciatethehelp ( 2017-12-24 02:41:29 +0100 )edit

Open paragraph properties, and navigate to Area tab. Or it could be Background in 4.3.7 version (and you could consider upgrading btw :) ).

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-12-24 02:49:00 +0100 )edit

Thanks. And yes I would upgrade, if my computer weren't so crappy! It can't run V.5 and I can't update my OS any further :(

appreciatethehelp gravatar imageappreciatethehelp ( 2017-12-25 07:48:31 +0100 )edit

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