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Converting a list to Action Items?

If I have a list of items like this:

  • Item 1
    • Item 1A
  • Item 2
  • Item 3

...and I want to convert that to a list of action items, I used to be able to select the bulleted list, then press the Action Item button at the top, and it'd put a checkbox in front of each item, maintaining the text, indents, and formatting. This worked with the old Confluence system, but under the newer Cloud system, it doesn't work. 

This is completely disruptive to my workflow, and I rely on this functionality for my day-to-day work. Anyone know of a way to get this to work properly?

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Hello Phil,

Welcome to Atlassian Community!

Testing on my local Confluence, I was able to replicate the same issue. 

It’s possible to convert a bullet list into action items using the legacy editor, but not the new one.

This issue was reported as a bug and I added two gifs on the ticket for our dev team to check what happens in this case:

Please, click on “This affects my team” and also watch to receive updates.

Kind regards,

Thank you for entering this as a bug. I'm unfamiliar with the bug process in Atlassian products. How long does a fix like this typically take to get to users? This issue has significantly affected my workflow, so I'm curious as to how long it will be until I'm back up to normal speed. Thank you again!

Hi Phil,

It will depend on each bug. This one, for example, was created in 2019 and you are the first one to report this issue since then, so I’m afraid to say that it won’t be fixed soon.

For more information, please check our policy below:

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