Applying gradient to form's background does not appear to work

Using LO Version: with OSX 10.10.3

I’m editing a form in Base which has a solid colour background .

I want it to have a gradient colour background so I do the following:

  • Edit Form Right click on the

  • Select and click on Page…

  • Select transparency from the pop
    up menu on Page Style: Default

  • Select Gradient from the list of
    bullet options (Note that the
    coloured panel changes from solid to

  • Click on Apply
    (note that
    the form’s background colour DOES NOT
    change at this point until I resize

  • Click on OK close the form - electing to save the background
    gradient changes before closing

  • Open the form and see that the
    background is unchanged and still

What am I doing wrong?

Have found a solution.

  • At the Page Style: Default style
  • Click on the fill drop down select Bitmap
  • Deselect tile - AutoFit should be
    automatically selected
  • Click on Import Graphic - NB For gradient fill ensure graphic file is such
  • Click apply
  • Click save

And on re-opening the form it has a gradient filled background.

Not ideal, but it works!