Dear all. I have the same problem. I was going to report new bug and went to
this report. I reported a bug to Ubuntu Launchpad
Here are my bug report and screenshots.
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1. Launch LibreOffice Writer
> 2. Insert table to the new document (Table -> Insert -> Table)
> 3. Write some multirow text in table cells
> 4. Try to change cell background:
> 4.1. place cursor on desired cell
> 4.2. select color from palette from "Background Color" drop-down (located on Table toolbar).
> 4.3. click "Background Color" button on Table toolbar.
> Expected results:
> background color of TABLE CELL (where cursor was) is changed to desired color.
> Actual results:
> background color of TEXT PARAGRAPH (where cursor was) is changed to desired color.
> There is slow non-intuitive background - select whole cell, select color from palette from "Background Color" drop-down (located on Table toolbar), click "Background Color" button on Table toolbar.
> Affected versions:
> LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 Build ID: 350m1(Build:2) = pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS version;
> LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 Build ID: 420m0(Build:2) = pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS version;
> LibreOffice 126.96.36.199 Build ID: 40m0(Build:2) = pre-installed Ubuntu 15.04 version.
> I can't believe how this bug is possible. It is inherited from OO.org (I saw it on OO.org 3.2 in Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS too).
> Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007 of course have normal behaviour with cell background.
> I attached pdf document with screenshots.
Bug exists in LibO 5 too.
So please confirm this bug. For me it seems that priority should be Normal.
This is a very often used functionality. Thank you!