Bug 44571 - FORMATTING Writer should support Checkmark lists
Summary: FORMATTING Writer should support Checkmark lists
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: TableofContents-Indexes Form-Controls Writer-Enhancements
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Reported: 2012-01-08 04:43 UTC by Dotan Cohen
Modified: 2022-04-02 08:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Checkmark demo (2.80 KB, image/png)
2012-05-10 05:36 UTC, Dotan Cohen

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Description Dotan Cohen 2012-01-08 04:43:17 UTC
It would be nice if Writer were to support checkmark lists, such as Zim does.

Checkmark lists work as follows: The user starts a line with two brackets []
then his text. When the user presses Enter, the [] brackets turn into an empty
box (unchecked state icon) and the new line automatically has an unchecked
state icon at the beginning (similar to how all list types work). However, with
checked lists, the user can click on the unchecked state icon to turn it into a
checked state icon.

If need be I can write a page describing how this terrific feature works in
Zim. I use this feature very often. Thanks!
Comment 1 Roman Eisele 2012-05-10 00:32:07 UTC
This is a feature/enhancement request, therefore changed 'Importance' field to 'enhancement'.

Improved the summary to make clear that this is a request, not a bug report.
Comment 2 Dotan Cohen 2012-05-10 05:36:32 UTC
Created attachment 61364 [details]
Checkmark demo

Thank you Roman.

I add here an attachment to demonstrate how the checkmark feature looks.
Comment 3 Ákos 2016-09-21 12:48:51 UTC
In LibreOffice is not implemented.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2021-12-16 14:33:22 UTC
How about doing this a) per autoformat (available for configuration out of the box; could be hard-coded) or b) using special list styles (lacks on interactivity)?

If this needs to be a form control I recommend to introduce an extension where a wizard converts a text list to some form controls. See also bug 146215.
Comment 5 Eyal Rozenberg 2022-04-02 08:19:51 UTC
I believe this request should be split in two; or at least considered as two separate issues:

1. Support for checkmark-lists _existing_, regardless of how one creates them.
2. The autocorrect-ish detection of brackets [ ], and their replacement with checkmark lists

The second feature is just extra convenience and not required for the first to already be usable.