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[Solved] Is it possible to invert colors for editing only?

Postby ehb » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:58 pm

I would like to invert colors just for screen display purposes, not in the actual file or print outs.
The reason is to decrease eye-strain.
My searches all came up with ways to change the colors of the document itself.
Is there a way to do this?

TIA,
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Re: Is it possible to invert colors for editing only?

Postby RoryOF » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:20 pm

I think you may choose High Contrast themes for your windows, which may help. Don't forget that you can adjust the Brightness and Contrast on your monitor - that may be sufficient for your purposes. If you are in the money, consider a large monitor.
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Re: Is it possible to invert colors for editing only?

Postby ehb » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:00 pm

Thanks RoryOF.
Yes, i have multiple large-ish monitors and have some apps that can optionally invert to a light text on dark background.
The way I experience it, having fewer photons hitting my eyes (e.g. black vs white backgrounds) creates less strain.
Being able to "invert colors" for display would be a nice feature for me & I suspect possibly others.
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Re: Is it possible to invert colors for editing only?

Postby RoryOF » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:05 pm

Another solution is to systematically use Styles. If colours were applied using Styles, they can be changed for editing purposes to more comfortable colours, then for printing changed back to the print colours. There are likely to be only a small number of styles needing adjustment.
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Re: Is it possible to invert colors for editing only?

Postby ehb » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:19 pm

Styles seems like a viable option.
fyi - i really like the covenience of Ubuntu's qdpfview & ockular's single toggle to do this.
http://hiankun.blogspot.com/2010/02/sw- ... kular.html
https://bugs.launchpad.net/qpdfview/+bug/1024365
which is what started me thinking about having this capability in OO, thus the initial question.
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Re: Is it possible to invert colors for editing only?

Postby RoryOF » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:31 pm

As you are using a Mac, look at this thread
https://support.apple.com/kb/ph25807?locale=en_US

It lists a setting to Invert Mac screen colours.
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Re: Is it possible to invert colors for editing only?

Postby MrProgrammer » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:38 pm

Hi, and welcome to the forum.

ehb wrote:I would like to invert colors just for screen display purposes, not in the actual file or print outs.
Mac OS can invert colors. Use  → System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts → Accessibility. Then press the assigned shortcut. This action affects every application, not just OpenOffice. I use this feature at times.
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Re: Is it possible to invert colors for editing only?

Postby ehb » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:21 pm

MrProgrammer wrote:Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Thanks.
MrProgrammer wrote:
ehb wrote:I would like to invert colors just for screen display purposes, not in the actual file or print outs.
Mac OS can invert colors. Use  → System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts → Accessibility. Then press the assigned shortcut. This action affects every application, not just OpenOffice. I use this feature at times.

Very nice :) I didn't know about that. Perfect for my MAC.
It seems like there is something similar for Ubuntu https://superuser.com/questions/570666/ ... ion-colors
I'll go ahead and mark this as solved, with the caveat that it would still be a nice program specific option ;)
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