Checkboxes are very usefull within markdown. Also google docs has checkbox list style by default in the UI.
But Checkboxes are more than a list style. In markdown at github you can check and uncheck checkboxes very easy and you have a list of checked items.
I would like to see the following items within LibreOffice:
1. easier use of checkboxes
md use -  and a checkbox was auto generated, this would be cool to use also within LibO (AutoCorrect)
2. TOC for checkboxes
you can have within your (large) document checkboxes and than you can define a TOC to list all checkboxes with status.
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Do you mean check box as in special characters  or as known from forms. The latter might be somewhat difficult to handle due to positioning, complex attributes, design mode etc.
For the ToC you may use index entries, an user-defined index and spacial characters right out of the box. But I don't see the benefit here.
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How it look at google docs and in MS Word / LibreOffice
I mean form checkboxes, cause LibO has this functionality.
But maybe you can see how easy it was in google docs. See Attachment.
If you use special caracters you have the issue that you can't mix that good between checked and unchecked.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> For the ToC you may use index entries, an user-defined index and spacial
> characters right out of the box. But I don't see the benefit here.
If you have a document where you have in x sections checkboxes, it would be cool and usefull to have a ToC with all the checkboxes where you see the status, can jump with hyperlink, see the page number, ...
(In reply to andreas_k from comment #2)
> How it look at google docs and in MS Word / LibreOffice
Looks like an ordinary unnumbered list using the check mark symbol as bullet. Easy to do out of the box.
But actually you can click the checkbox which makes the text strike-through. Super upgly but I see no way to check a bullet symbol. Remember that we are bound to the file format and it would need to allow form fields as bullets.
What we can do is to have the check mark and use level 1 for unchecked and 2 for checked. It's not intuitive and depends on the font.
The point is that we are bound to ODF. And bullets are just characters, which can be checkmarks and actually we ship one list style with checked symbols, but not interactive. So solving the tasklist example with ordinary lists is not working.
But since the use case might be relevant for many I would appreciate a wizard that converts a list into form controls.
Another approach is requested in bug 44571 with kind of autoformat turning  into a checkbox. However, this wouldn't be a clickable control.
Andreas: I think I understand your idea.
Heiko: The section here
shows how it is used.
Andreas: for having the 'check' boxes, you can create your own autoCorrect entries of course.
But then, that does not allow any TOC of check boxes of course.
I think it makes fun - but wonder how many would use it ;)