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I am looking for a LaTeX template for grocery lists. I’d like to create some standard list to check off if I am running out of something. I already saw the question Trying to create a shopping list template, need guidance adjusting line spacing and think the right part of the pdf illustrates what I am looking for.

So, is there any template that might be a start?

Thanks for your help.

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    So you are looking for a list with a box as the label item instead of the default circle? Everything you need for that can be found in the answer you linked to. – Benjamin Mar 18 '16 at 0:49
  • The answer in the question you linked to (by @StephenBSegletes) would seem to do what you want already. Just modify the \def of \boxcol to list your grocery items and how the definition is reused later on. – jon Mar 18 '16 at 4:47
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Really you do not need any template, only the standard itemize environment and items with the optional argument (i.e, \item[...]) where you can change the dots by your preferred check/checked box, for example:

\usepackage{amssymb} % in the preamble
% ....................................
\begin{itemize}
\item[$\square$] foo
\item[$\boxtime$] bar
\end{itemize}

Or

\usepackage{wasysym} % in the preamble
% ....................................
\begin{itemize}
\item[\CheckedBox] Cookies
\item[\Square] Coffee
\end{itemize}

Novices, dummies and lazy asses could find interesting make the check list with Zim:

mwe

and then just export to LaTeX (File > Export ... ) to obtain the wasysym's check list option.

However, if you want just edit LaTeX code but with a custom/easy check list environment, no problem:

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{xparse}
\def\pick{\item[\fboxsep0pt\fbox{\phantom{$\times$}}]}
\def\picked{\item[\fboxsep0pt\fbox{$\times$}]}
\NewDocumentEnvironment{shopping}{O{Shopping}}{%
\section*{\MakeUppercase #1  list}%
\begin{itemize}}{\end{itemize}}
\begin{document}

\begin{shopping}
    \pick Beer
    \pick Pizza 
    \picked  Chips
    \pick The \TeX book   
\end{shopping}

\begin{shopping}[tea time]
    \pick Tea 
    \pick Sugar 
    \pick Milk 
    \picked Cookies
    \picked Coffee
\end{shopping}

\end{document}

mwe

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