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asked 2018-01-29 17:30:29 +0200

JamesAB gravatar image

Probably due to a problem caused by senile decay, everything that i open in Libre Office opens with a yellow background. I remember doing this when I was exploring the program, but I didn't realise it would go global and I would like advice on how to return to the normal white background.

Thanks, Jim

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answered 2018-01-29 20:17:45 +0200

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A couple of things to check.

  1. Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Application Colours > General, Document background. This will select the background colour appearing on-screen.

Oddly, on my Windows 7/LO 5.4 PC, though “Print Preview” still shows the background colour set it does not print,. But it still helps those nostalgic for dear old Wordperfect for DOS's blue screen or who just don't like a brilliant white screen.

  1. In Writer, at least, Format > Page > Area tab lets you set a background colour for the text area, but not the borders, and this will print. I haven't tried how the other LO applications are affected.
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The general document background did the trick! Thanks very much. I shall remember it now! Jim

JamesAB gravatar imageJamesAB ( 2018-01-29 22:45:14 +0200 )edit
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