We’re kickstarting 2018 by upgrading how Writer makes lists with new collaborative checklists, bullet designs, custom images as bullets, and more.
From jotting down notes to drafting comprehensive reports, we use documents for so much more than just writing. Bullet points and lists can add organization and professional polish to all sorts of purpose-built documents.
Thanks to some incredible feedback from some of you, we worked hard on improving lists in Writer — to help you present, format, and personalize your bullet points better. Here’s how we’re going about it:
Desktop-based word processors have always offered a wide array of features, yet for most users, these features have been too complex or fragile to let users really dig into dynamic elements, like checklists, in their docs. Just take a look at the steps to insert a clickable checklist in MS Word, and you’ll know what we’re talking about.
Two square brackets , and the space button; that’s all it takes in Writer to create a checklist you can actually “check”.
Lists in Writer also come with additional options to check or uncheck items together, or even re-order them. We’re particularly excited about the smart sorting options, where you can easily sort lists by dates you’ve added to them.
Good-old monochrome bullets get new friends!
Along with the checklist updates, we’re also giving bulleted lists in Writer a major facelift. The standard monochrome ones will now be accompanied by refreshing new designs for you to choose from.
Fun fact: Try the “Use Symbol” option under Bulleted Lists menu to insert emojis as your bullet points. ?
Image bullets are here.
Our updates to lists doesn’t stop with the new designs. We’re also adding an Image Bullet option to let you personalize documents even further. You can now set custom designs or images as bullets. This one’s real fun too!
Custom bullets are also great for setting up unique document templates for your organization and passing it around.
That’s all for now. As always, keep your suggestions coming. It’s you who primarily drive feature releases here at Writer. So let us know what you think about the new updates by commenting here, or writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org