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asked 2015-11-17 19:54:55 +0200

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I want to make a simple TO DO list with empty boxes at the beginning so that I can check off finished items. In Word this was so simple to do, but when I went to help for LibreOffice I cannot find anything that fits. Frankly, I find LibreOffice Help to be written for advanced programmers and not your everyday user. So...can you help with a simple explanation?

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answered 2015-11-18 02:08:15 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Menu/View/Toolbars/Form Controls, there you can find the check box control. To edit form controls ruler icon must be selected, and disable it to use them.

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You have to be in Design Mode to be able to use the Form Controls.

peterwt gravatar imagepeterwt ( 2015-11-18 12:01:19 +0200 )edit
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answered 2015-11-23 23:32:53 +0200

keng gravatar image

work around. delete or move completed items to a different area of the document. i totally agree with your next to last sentence. regards keng

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answered 2018-03-30 07:14:30 +0200

I'm using the unicode checkboxes (BALLOT BOX) ☐ ☑ ☒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkbox#Unicode

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This has been the most helpful answer for me.

Frajolão gravatar imageFrajolão ( 2019-05-01 22:03:57 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-08-22 03:20:18 +0200

JayTee gravatar image

You can use UNICODE to insert a HUGE number of special characters.

CTRL-Shift-U -> 2610 -> Enter

1) CTRL-Shift-U (a lower case, underlined 'u' will show up on your screen 2) enter the UNICODE, i.e., "2610", 3) Enter

Enjoy your new checkbox!

MUCH easier to insert a check box this way.

U+2610 ☐ BALLOT BOX U+2611 ☑ BALLOT BOX WITH CHECK U+2612 ☒ BALLOT BOX WITH X

jT

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answered 2019-03-25 08:43:04 +0200

AnnePi gravatar image

The first writer is correct. A a lot of us are floundering out here. It's far too complicated for the average user.

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