How to Add Your Own Custom Color in LibreOffice

While writing or editing text in LibreOffice, there are times where you need to change the color of the text or the background. LibreOffice comes with its own set of color palette that you choose the color from and it is easily accessible from the toolbar. The problem is that if you want to use a custom color which is not available in the palette, you are out of luck because there are no visible options for you to add your own color to the palette.

If you are looking for a solution, here's the fix:

  1. In your LibreOffice, either Writer, Calc or Impress, go to "Format -> Page Style" in the menu bar.
Libreoffice Format Pagestyle
  1. In the popup window, click on the Background tab, follow by the Color button.
Libreoffice Page Style Window
  1. Under the New section, you can modify any of the default color, or add in your own custom RGB value. If you have no idea what the RGB value of your custom color is, click the "Pick" button and you can choose the color from the color picker.
  2. Once you are done, click the "Add" button to add it as a new palette
  3. Lastly, click "OK".

That's it. You should be able to choose your custom color in the color palette now.

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Damien Oh

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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