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I had some presentation with black text with black bullets. Then I put text on dark background and made it white. Bullets remain black.

How to make them white too?

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Yeah, that's not really intuitive like it should be.

First of all i should say i do this with LibreOffice (and not OpenOffice) so i don't know if the following also goes for OpenOffice.

In "Writer" the bullets take the color of the text. In "Impress" they do not.

You need to set the color of the bullets manually. You can do this by selecting all the text (and thus the bullets). Click Format, Bullets and Numbering and the Tab Customize. There you can change the color of the bullets. (Don't leave it on Automatic) (See below if this options is not there)

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If this option is only available in LibreOffice (and not OpenOffice) there is another method:

You need to create a new character style (open the Stylist - F11 - right click the Default entry then New) give it a name and in the Font Effects tab, select the color you want. In the Options tab of the bullet & numbering dialog, in the Character style field, select your new style.

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'Bullets and Numbering' is there in version 4.x of OpenOffice. This looks like the same info, for reference - forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15179 –  panhandel Oct 16 '13 at 20:38

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