I created a card with several checklists in it.

As the number of lists increased, I wanted to spin off some of them. I can convert one of the items in the checklist into a separate card, but I cannot convert the whole checklist into another card.

How can I achieve that?

  • The title of your question doesn't really seem to match the text. Do you want to make just the title into a new card, or do you want the checklist copied into another card? Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 18:51
  • @RichArmstrong: you are right. It is not clear. I want to covert the whole checklist into a new card.
    – Peretz
    Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 23:53

5 Answers 5


Sorry, this is not possible. Though, we are working on copyable checklists, so you'd likely be able to copy the list to a new card.


You can select all the text of the checklist items, starting over the checklist to avoid the drag and drop area. Then, insert the text into a new card. Push enter on the keyboard, Trello will ask you to make single cards out of every line, say yes, then archive every second card with the c key. Voila.

  • The cut and paste works great. But why would you archive every second card? Perhaps it is cleaner these days (I see the answer is 4 years old) and no longer creates extra cards.
    – Mark Meuer
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 15:02
  • 1
    It used to create empty cards from the empty lines.
    – wackazong
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 14:13
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    Works perfectly. This should be the accepted answer. Commented Feb 3, 2019 at 13:52
  • I did not need to archive every second card with c -- so it works perfectly for me. (I'm also a text-editing wiz, too, and I used an intermediate vim-text-editing "buffer," so maybe that helps.) Thanks @Alex! Commented Apr 4, 2019 at 16:20
  • Though it's much better than converting every item individually, this does lose formatting like code of the items
    – Zom-B
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 14:33

You can create a new card, and when adding a checklist "Copy" any checklist from the old card. Then you can go back to the original card and delete the checklist.

  • The only caveat is that you have to re-check items that were checked. However, this is very simple, considering it is in the same order. I think this is the best way to do this, and least error prone. Until they develop the "turn checklist into card" button.
    – ProGrammar
    Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 18:07

Yes you can create checklist from checklist. Also Cards from Checklist

This is kind of a hack.

To start with follow these steps:

  • Copy the list as the text selection

Copied Text

  • Paste it in Excel (for windows) / Numbers (for Mac)

Copied data in excel

  • Now paste data in the new checklist created [inside Add an item... textfield]. And Press Enter

  • or to create cards. Paste data in new card and press enter

    • It will ask to create card for each. Press yes / Enter.
  1. Open the card with check list
  2. Press F12 to open browser console
  3. Copy the code below and paste in console
  4. ie. getListText(0)

    @param elIdx Index of check list on card (first list index is 0)

    @param order true | undefined [optional] Set to true if you want to add line number to result

Here the code

let getListText = (elIdx, order) => {
    const arr = []
    $(`.checklist:eq(${elIdx})  .checklist-item-details-text`).each((idx, el) => {
        const text = $(el).text();
        const ordering = (order) ? (idx + 1) + `. ` : ``;

and the result will appear in the console

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