How do I change the default text color in Calc comments

I have a document that since LO Version: when I add a new comment the background is yellow and the font color white, so basically invisible. I see previous help posts that indicate others have had similar problems since at least 2010.

The consensus is that you can’t change the default comment color. Well you must be able to as I have several different documents and they have different default Calc Comment colors.

What gives? How can I change this. It’s extremely annoying.


See this thread with an accepted answer. Please note that the options entry ‘Appearance’ mentioned there meanwhile was renamed ‘Application Colors’.

Editing: I did and do not know a way to change the text color for comments in Calc though I searched the ‘Expert Configuration’ for it. As a workaround a darker background may help to get readable notes.

Very strange problems are sometimes caused by user profile corruption. See this wiki page.

The link you reference is for an older version. The menu structure has completely changed or maybe is different on maces than linux. On macos the location is LibreOffice/Preferences/Application Colors/Spreadsheet/Notes background.

However, as in the link you reference, the question is still not answered. I want to change the text color, not the background color of the comment.

thank for helping though