Copy/paste cell background colour along with character in writer table cells?

asked 2019-07-27 07:48:28 +0200

appreciatethehelp gravatar image

updated 2019-07-27 11:42:01 +0200

When copy/pasting from within writer table cells, I want the background colour of each cell copied as well, can this be done? I know I can use the format paintbrush afterward to copy the colour, but this extra step is going to prove very time-consuming on the particular project I'm working on at the moment.

EDIT: cell background colour that I want copied along with the text was set via Table > Properties > Background.


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How is the background colour set? Your question doesn't explain at all. If I go to an empty cell, right click | Paragraph -> Area -> Colour and select a background colour that way, the BG colour copies with text to another cell or. to a paragraph in the document.

This probably should be achieved with styles.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-07-27 10:13:29 +0200 )edit

Have added info for how the background colour was set to the original question. I wasn't aware that here was any any other way to set the background colour of cells than via Table > Properties > Background/the shortcut for the same in the Table Toolbar.

Setting the Area colour using Paragraph > Area > Colour does indeed produce an easily-copiable result, however this only sets the colour immediately surrounding the character, not the colour for the entire cell containing the character.

In Styles I can see options for setting a border around the character, as well as highlighting options, but no such option to adjust the background colour of the cell the character is inside. Perhaps the functionality isn't there...

appreciatethehelp gravatar imageappreciatethehelp ( 2019-07-27 12:17:10 +0200 )edit

"this only sets the colour immediately surrounding the character"

In it sets the colour for the entire cell.

There is a style Table Contents that could be used as the basis for table cell styles having e.g. different cell background colours.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-07-27 13:59:07 +0200 )edit