How to Create and Run Checklists in a Google Doc

Google Docs can facilitate the reader, editor, and publisher with numerous built-in functionalities. These functionalities include “Indenting Text”, “Inserting Custom Font”, “Creating Checklists”, and many more. The checklists feature is utilized in the filling of admission forms, feedback forms, etc. This post will demonstrate various methods to create and run checklists in Google Docs. The content which illustrates these guidelines is as below:

Let’s start with the first method.

Method 1: Using Toolbar to Create and Run Checklists in a Google Docs

An existing document is considered for creating and running checklists in Google Docs. In this document, some text is already written, which can be seen in the below screenshot:

For creating checklists, a few steps must be followed:

Step 1: Select the Text and Apply Check List

  • Firstly, select the text on which the user wants to insert the checklist.
  • After that, click the “Checklist” icon in the toolbar, as seen in the below figure.

Finally, checklists are created as shown below:

Step 2: Run the Checklists

Now, the user can run it by pressing the checkboxes. In the below figure, all the checkboxes are marked which represent the content that would be ignored in further proceedings:

Step 3 (Optional): Create a Multi-level Checklist

By pressing the “Tab” key, the user can create the “Multi-level” checklists and run/mark the list based on its needs:

That’s it from this method!

Method 2: Using Menubar to Create and Run Checklists in a Google Docs

Another method is famous for creating checklists. For this, some steps are followed, which are given below.

Step 1: Create a Checklist

  • Pick the text first on which the user wants to apply the checklist.
  • Click the “Format” icon in the menubar that generates the dropdown list.
  • Choose the “Checklist” option by hovering over the “Bullets & numbering”.

The following image shows the practical implementation of the above steps:

Step 2: Run the Checklist

Now, checklists are successfully created in Google Docs. After that, the user can run/mark according to its choice:

Method 3: Using Shortcut Key to Create and Run Checklists in a Google Docs

Most of the Google Docs features are assisted by the shortcut keys. Here, a method is followed to create and run a checklist using the shortcut key.

Select the text for the checklist and press the shortcut key “CTRL+SHIFT+9” for creating checklists in Google Docs. To run the checklists, click on the list you want to run over. The following “GIF” represents the whole process.

That it! Multiple methods have been demonstrated to create and run checklists in Google Docs.

Conclusion

Google Docs offers the “Checklists” option and shortcut key “CTRL+SHIFT+9” to create and run checklists in a document. The “Checklists” option is available from the “Toolbar” as well as “Menubar” in Google Docs. The shortcut key “CTRL+SHIFT+9” is beneficial for reducing the time and effort of the editor. This article has described all aspects of creating and running checklists in Google Docs.