Move Document Into List

Steps to reproduce

Starting from scratch, what are the steps to make the bug happen? The fewer the steps, the better.

  1. Create a document

  2. Enter a bit of text in the document

  3. Take a moment to be impressed with your content!

  4. Realize that this should be elsewhere

  5. Press CTRL SHIFT M to move this list

Expected result

What do you expect to see after carrying out the steps above?

a box should pop up helping me to move all this stuff elsewhere

Actual result

Instead of the expected result, what happened?

Nothing. I can’t move the content of a document; I can only move a bullet and its siblings


  • Make a new bullet
  • Move everything I want to move into that bullet
  • Move that bullet + siblings
  • Delete the now empty document

Document / List Crossover

I understand what’s going on, and maybe it’s intended to work this way, which is why I post here instead of in Bugs, but to me, the moment I’m in the outliner pane, that’s when my document becomes a list, is a list.

Moving bullets to documents and documents to bullets should be a seamless experience.


We did receive a few requests for this, so thank you @ruud for taking the time to post this!

And LOL for this :slight_smile:


I definitely have the same result in the latest desktop version and online - what happened here?

EDIT: Egads! 5 yrs later!