An Update on Checklists

Recap: A few weeks ago, I lost my ish over some dumpster fire technology that I have to use. Most especially, I found myself in quite a tizzy thanks to a very goofy checklist formatting situation.

As it turns out, I am apparently behind the times on checklists in word processing apps because just this afternoon, I realized that Google docs has the same ability as the other, unnamed obnoxious platform that I’ve been working with.

Surprisingly, just like that other monster, the Google checklist has one format: check the box, the item gets struck through, and there’s no way to change that. I’m kind of shocked. I can change just about every other aspect of every other feature, so I don’t quite understand why there’s not an option to NOT strike out things that are being checked in a list.

Am I really the only person in the world who 1) would use the checklist as a selection tool rather than elimination tool (obviously not since that’s how I first encountered it) and 2) doesn’t need to have things both checked off AND struck through on my checklist just to prove that they’ve been done. I mean, isn’t that a little bit of overkill.

Apparently, this feature has been live on Google for a while, and they haven’t updated to include any formatting control. I seriously don’t get it. Who do I talk to? Can I file a ticket somewhere with Google to get this fixed. Because, no joke, this feels like a bug in the matrix and it’s hurting my brain.