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Calc Chart Wall Gradient Colours Problem

asked 2019-07-15 23:16:40 +0200

Geoff_B gravatar image

In LibreOffice version (x64), if I try to format the chart wall of a Calc spreadsheet chart so that it is a linear gradient between two colours, after I click OK the chart wall becomes a linear gradient from black to white instead of the two colours I chose. Is this a bug, or am I missing something? Many thanks, Geoff_B

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answered 2019-07-15 23:31:37 +0200

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updated 2019-07-16 12:20:46 +0200


the procedure is:

  1. Set your Options in the dialog and then (important)
  2. Click the Add Button
  3. Provide a name for the gradient (e.g. "MyGradient")
  4. Select the Gradient "MyGradient" from the Gradient Preview list
  5. Click OK

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Version:, Build ID: 1ec314fa52f458adc18c4f025c545a4e8b22c159, CPU threads: 8; OS: 
Linux 4.12; UI render: default; VCL: kde5; Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US,
Calc: threaded
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Many thanks. Wow, how counterintuitive is that! Fancy having to actually add a new gradient. You would think that having selected the required options, then it would just apply those when you click OK. We live and learn. Regards, Geoff_B

Geoff_B gravatar imageGeoff_B ( 2019-07-16 15:39:03 +0200 )edit

I agree ... please do me a favour.

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Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-07-16 15:49:50 +0200 )edit

Opaque, This is quite helpful to know. I had assumed that the gradient options have a bug. Do you know if your solution is a work-around or is this how it is supposed to work? It is certainly not intuitive. Also, it looks like we need to name a new gradient every time we want to modify it. But it does not seem possible to access a list of the gradients we have already named. Is that the case? If so, this seems all the more mystifying.

catbill gravatar imagecatbill ( 2019-07-20 18:26:02 +0200 )edit

To be honest - I don't know whether it is the supposed way to do that (I'm too bad in RTFM:-)) It is the way how it works for me and since I don't use background gradients it can't bother me.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-07-20 19:09:15 +0200 )edit
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