(using Writer 22.214.171.124 on 64-bit Windows 7, default config/options/etc) I’ve been banging my head against the desk in frustration trying to get this to work. According to the offline Help and the answers I’ve found on this site (via google), what I’m doing ought to work…
I have a simple table in Writer. I’m trying to make alternating rows have a gray background for readability. What I thought is supposed to work is:
- Click in the left margin when the cursor changes to an arrow, for “Select table row”, in order to, well, select the entire row.
- Right-click (inside the table so as not to lose the selection!), “Table…” → Background.
- Set the dropdowns to “As Color For Row”, then choose a gray. The selected color name appears in the area at the bottom of the color table.
- Click OK
This has no visible effect at all, everything in the row is still plain white. If I go back into the Background dialog, the chosen color is still there, but it’s simply not happening.
What works, sort of, is to set “As Color For Cell”, then re-choose the grayish color. This will actually make the background change, but of course only one cell at a time, which is a pain. Even if the entire row was selected before opening the dialog, only the first cell is affected.
I’m brand new to Libre Office. What’s preventing the “set as row” color from actually having an effect?