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Checkbox turns into member of a checklist upon hitting <Enter>


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3 hours ago, DrFrankBuck said:

Is that how it's supposed to work?

It seems to be yes. There is alot of discussion about this elsewhere in the forum. EN assumes that any line that begins with a checkbox should really be a checklist. The workarounds are:

  • To not hit enter at the end of the line
  • Add a character (e.g. space) before the checkbox at the beginning of the line. <space><open sq bracket><close sq bracket> is handy.
  • Get used to checklists

It would be good if EN made the crossing out or not  of checklist text an option. The ability to drag around checklists items (or any list items) is really useful but I understand how some people don't like the crossing out.

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This behavior is simply unacceptable for two reasons:

1. EN provides two different methods for applying boxes: a) checklists, and b) checkboxes. If a user chooses to use checkboxes, why does EN then override that choice and convert them to checklists upon pressing Enter? If that's the case, why provide two ways to start at all?

Recommendation: Add a Preferences option like "Convert all checkboxes to checklists on Enter?"

2. Not everyone wants to have completed checklist items greyed out AND underlined! This makes it quite difficult to use checklists if you want to retain a clear view of tasks completed.

STRONGLY REQUESTED Recommendation: Add a Preferences option on how to format completed checklist items. Include basic character format options like color, bold, italic, strikeout, etc.).

These options would allow users to use EN the way they are comfortable rather than the way others think we should.

Options are good to have!

Thanks.

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Proclus, I am finding that if the "checkbox" is the first item in the line, it concerts to a member of a "checklist" upon hitting <enter>. If the checkbox is something other than the first item, the checkbox holds as is.

An example might be a person is using an EN note as a to-do list, and one of the items is "Drink 8 glasses of water." 
The person would have a "checklist" of which "Drink 8 glasses of water" is one of those items. To the right of that task, the person creates 8 "checkboxes." During the day, the person clicks one of the checkboxes to put an "x" in it. You would find those "checkboxes" hold because something else is before them in that line.

 

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On 11/21/2020 at 5:52 AM, Proclus said:

This behavior is simply unacceptable for two reasons:

1. EN provides two different methods for applying boxes: a) checklists, and b) checkboxes. If a user chooses to use checkboxes, why does EN then override that choice and convert them to checklists upon pressing Enter? If that's the case, why provide two ways to start at all?

Recommendation: Add a Preferences option like "Convert all checkboxes to checklists on Enter?"

2. Not everyone wants to have completed checklist items greyed out AND underlined! This makes it quite difficult to use checklists if you want to retain a clear view of tasks completed.

STRONGLY REQUESTED Recommendation: Add a Preferences option on how to format completed checklist items. Include basic character format options like color, bold, italic, strikeout, etc.).

These options would allow users to use EN the way they are comfortable rather than the way others think we should.

Options are good to have!

Thanks.

Totally agree!!!

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Agreed!! Please fix this, EN!

This behavior is simply unacceptable for two reasons:

1. EN provides two different methods for applying boxes: a) checklists, and b) checkboxes. If a user chooses to use checkboxes, why does EN then override that choice and convert them to checklists upon pressing Enter? If that's the case, why provide two ways to start at all?

Recommendation: Add a Preferences option like "Convert all checkboxes to checklists on Enter?"

2. Not everyone wants to have completed checklist items greyed out AND underlined! This makes it quite difficult to use checklists if you want to retain a clear view of tasks completed.

STRONGLY REQUESTED Recommendation: Add a Preferences option on how to format completed checklist items. Include basic character format options like color, bold, italic, strikeout, etc.).

These options would allow users to use EN the way they are comfortable rather than the way others think we should.

Options are good to have!

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