So I have a checklist using the checkboxes. I want to make occasional ones not have the check box because there are several indented checkboxes I want to choose from. I see Choosing the bullet of a single item in Easylist

Which gets me very close with the second one: \ListProperties(Style1*=)

So, how do I go back to the checkboxes? Google hasn't helped me find what the style name would be for the checkboxes again.

\usepackage[top=.5in, bottom=1.5in, left=1.5in, right=1in]{geometry}
@ First thing
@ Thing I want indented but no checkbox
@@ Sub things I want with checkbox
@@ Sub things I want with checkbox
@ New thing I want with checkbox
@ Another thing I want without checkbox
@@ Another thing I want without checkbox
@@@ Sub thing with checkbox
@@@ Sub thing with checkbox
@@ Another thing without checkbox

I've added the example latex with easylist. I've listed what I want to do I think...

This is the current output

Current Output

This is what I want

What I want

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  • Use something like \noindent First thingy % None && second second second & Second thingy % another bullet. Just don't put & and issue a \noindent.
    – user11232
    Sep 25, 2014 at 23:59
  • If i do \noindent, then the "Thing I want indented but no checkbox" ends up on the same line as "First thing"
    – jmp242
    Sep 26, 2014 at 13:22

1 Answer 1


While this answer does not use easylist, I think it does what it is you want really.

The first solution is to have a standalone-macro.


    \indent\hspace{#1} \IfValueT{#2}{$\Box$}\IfValueF{#2}{\phantom{$\Box$}} #3\hfill\break

This command takes a first mandatory argument which is the indentation you want, the second is optional and by just including it will give you a box. The third is mandatory and is the title.

The second solution gives you a list.


    \item[\hspace{#2}\IfValueT{#1}{$\Box$}\IfValueF{#1}{\phantom{$\Box$}}] #3




Here, the first argument is optional and gives you the box by just including it, the second argument is the indentation you want, the third is the title.

While not using easylist, this seems to give you what I think you were asking for. Results

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