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How do I alter the number of columns in the color palette? [closed]

asked 2012-08-11 00:20:32 +0200

capsicum gravatar image

updated 2015-10-17 19:07:27 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I'm not sure exactly what it's called, table, chart, palette, etc. but mine( for win7) seems to be stuck with only 8 columns, while the palettes I wish to use were all made for 10 columns, making the colors somewhat out of order. Even a script file I could edit would be nice, I can't find anything including display settings that seems to modify this.

In case the image doesn't display: it is the drop down color palette you get when you click on the font color or background color icons in the toolbar. Mine has 8 columns the one pictured has ten. This is what I'm referring to.

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answered 2012-08-11 20:33:41 +0200

Phorious gravatar image

That was a change made in... 3.4 I think. The color palette with 10 columns was some kind of "bug", because it was ordered for 8 column palette. Look at the image you have attached: the colors appear without order, but with 8 columns, red appear bellow dark red, dark blue appear bellow blue, etc... and then you have 8 grey tones, 8 red tones, 8 magenta tones, etc...

Modifying it? Well... You may have to download the sourcecode, change that definition, and recompile LibO entirely I guess... or download and install LibO 3.3.X.

And I don'k know if OpenOffice has change this... maybe it's another option.


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Details of the change are available in bug fdo#34896.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-03 04:33:22 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-08-13 01:10:46 +0200

capsicum gravatar image

I was hoping it would be simple script file modification or a menu option that I failed to see. I will modify my palette script for 8 columns, instead of altering source and compiling. The stock palette is not designed for 8 columns either.

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