Retaining recently used colors for text on toolbar

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Retaining recently used colors for text on toolbar

Postby prr » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:21 am

I often will modify the colors of text (not the background) when I use LO Writer. I do this by clicking the item on my toolbar, which has a drop down arrow that gives me a large selection. Below that palette that opens up is a small section that says Recent, and has colors that I've selected in the last few days.

Is there a way to make LO retain these (at least, until more recent ones have been picked)? For whatever reason, every couple of weeks, when I use this, I see that the Recent list has been cleared out.

I did not see any way to modify this in the Options. I do not use CCleaner that might erase settings in LO.
LO 6.0.6.2 on Windows 10
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Re: Retaining recently used colors for text on toolbar

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:13 pm

Use the Styles (character styles) instead of the direct (manual) formatting method.
The Styles are the most valuable feature of the AOO/LO.
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Re: Retaining recently used colors for text on toolbar

Postby prr » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:02 pm

I'm not sure I understand what you are suggesting I do. You want me to create a new style for every combination of color & font that I might want to use, and then apply that style?
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Re: Retaining recently used colors for text on toolbar

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:18 pm

You want me to create a new style for every combination of color & font that I might want to use, and then apply that style?

Is your document a rainbow-color book? How many different color/font are you using in that document?

Just a tip:
Create and use a custom palette.
It is possible to export/import palettes by a special extension:
https://extensions.libreoffice.org/exte ... ette-eport
The result is an a palette in .oxt extension format.
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