I want to color the background of a table (all its columns and rows) in a certain background color.

In Microsoft Word (which I basically no longer use) there's a bucket icon for that but I don't have one in LO Writer version, sadly.

How can this be done in LibreOffice Writer?

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Select your column/line/case, you will see a little bar at bottom

You can see some icon, and select this one : enter image description here

  • right click in the table
  • select Table properties...
  • click the Background tab
  • select For Table from the dropdown menu

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