Use Colors in LibreOffice 5.2

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Foreword

The video links to this page here, which contains further information.

How to use colors - settings and choices.

This description refers to the version LibreOffice 5.2.

Link to the Video

Link to the Video (in German [DE]): Farben in LibreOffice 5.2 unter Windows 10

Colors and color tables

Colors are defined in color tables.

LibreOffice is inherently equipped with a so-called "standard" colour table.

And you can also create your own (user-defined) colour tables.

Editing of color tables

"Color Options" Dialog box

The menu Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Colors ▸ Properties can be used to create new colors or change existing colors.

Normally, or after starting LibreOffice, the color table "Standard" is displayed here.

Since everyone can add or change colors in the "Standard" color table, not every "Standard" color table is the same as the other one.

See Image: "Colors Options" Dialog box

Change a color using the color values

In this dialog box you can now add new colours to the colour table or modify existing colors.

For quick modification we click on any color (e.g. yellow) in the color table.

We then see the color in the two color boxes above.

We click on Add and enter a new name, e.g. "Medium yellow".

The new color is added to the table at the end.

We click on the new color and enter a desired value, here for Blue = 127 (R=255, G=255, B=127).

Now we click on Change and OK. We have now created a new color "Medium yellow".

Select and change a color visually

Dialog box "Choose Color"

However, you may prefer to select a color visually, or you may have received special specifications in the HSB (HSV) color space (for hue/saturation/brightness).

To do this, select the button Select... in the dialog box "Options - LibreOffice - Colors".

In the "Select a color" dialog box that opens you can now make further settings.

Specify your required color, the base color above the color bar.

You can then click anywhere in the square color area.

The values for RGB, HSB and CMYK are immediately displayed for the clicked point.

If you like the color, just click on OK.

The color is displayed in the lower color space.

See Image: "Choose Color" Dialog box

This color can then be applied with the Add button.

Create a new color table

Now we want to create a new color table.

See also Create color palette - LibreOffice 6-1-3.

Select color in the LibreOffice modules

In the individual modules of LibreOffice the colors can be selected directly.

As an example, we open Writer and write the word "LibreOffice".

We mark the word and can directly select the displayed color, e.g. using the "Color for highlighting" icon.

Or we select the small arrow next to the "Highlight Color" icon and in the appearing drop-down menu "Highlight Color" we can choose a color table and a color or select Custom Color....

Further Informations

Documentation / Manuals

Documentation / Manuals

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