Today I had to share a document with which I was supposed to work on a project for a customer. I was with Dropbox Paper once, but the customer wanted us to use Google Drive or Google Docs.
I am not that familiar with this cooperation tool and had the first problem with creating a checklist that I wanted to use to create a to-do list.
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After a short googling, I came across two - surprisingly simple - solutions. For both solutions, move the cursor to the line in which the first text with the checkbox should appear. And now it goes on:
Keyboard shortcuts CMD + SHIFT + 9
To convert a line with a keyboard shortcut into a checkbox, press the buttons CMD+SHIFT+9.
The second way, which I can remember much better, is via a button in the toolbar that I steadfastly overlooked for a quarter of an hour. If you click on this, the current line is converted into a checkbox line.
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Check off the to-do list and checkboxes in Google Docs
By the way, you can easily tick these boxes with the mouse pointer. This line will then be dark gray and crossed out so that you can see that this point has already been dealt with.
Update 23.06.2021/XNUMX/XNUMX: Nested checklists
A reader asked me how to include different levels in the checklists. It's pretty easy and works with indentations. To indent a line one level further, press the tabulator key in the corresponding line. To get it back to the higher level, you have to find the button (on the Mac) to indent to the left.
The manual for the Google Tools
You can get it as a Kindle edition for just 4 euros and even advanced users should get to know one or the other trick in this book that can make life easier for yourself.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.
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