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field format: customizable? [solved]

asked 2019-06-08 09:06:55 +0100

fbertoldi gravatar image

updated 2019-06-08 11:42:40 +0100

Can I avoid to have the field text with a gray background (I'd love to have a white one)? Thank you


  • OS: Kubuntu 18.04
  • LO version:
  • Field: f.e. a text pasted (with: paste special -> as DDE link) in a part of a file odt from another part of the same odt.
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Please specify your question. Which OS and LO-Version du you use? Which fields do you mean?

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ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-06-08 09:59:12 +0100 )edit

I cannot imagine a satisfying answer to the "why". Can you help me?
(I need the shading to be able to distinguish fields with their specific functionality from ordinary text during editing. If I want to only present the "as is" I export to pdf or print the doc, and the shading is no longer shown.)

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2019-06-08 11:54:57 +0100 )edit

@Lupp : in my LibreWriter I had the background of fields too dark, so that I struggled to read the text. Light grey as background is enough to distinguish the field from the other text, but let me see comfortably the field text.

fbertoldi gravatar imagefbertoldi ( 2019-06-09 18:03:33 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-06-08 11:33:22 +0100

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updated 2019-06-08 11:43:11 +0100


Here is the answer:

Modify option Field Shadings in Option -> Tools -> LibreOffice -> Application Colors -> Cat: Text Document according to your preferred color (here "White")

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Here is the advice: Do not hide existence of fields from your own attention.

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Perfect! Thank you very much! You're right: a very light gray is better than white.

fbertoldi gravatar imagefbertoldi ( 2019-06-08 11:39:26 +0100 )edit
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