When you are working in Microsoft Word, you have probably notice text with lines through it. It’s called “Strikethrough” in Word, and a kind of formatting that allows users to draw a black line through the selected text. In this tutorial, you will learn how to strikethrough in word, like this.
Why people strikethrough the text in Word?
When you want others to see the changes that you applied in your document, we simply strikethrough it. By doing this, other users that easily understand what was the earlier texts and what changes have been applied all through the article.
The idea of doing this is to get them reviewed those changes and make them understand what has been changed.
The strikethrough format is quite useful on many occasions; say you are an online tutor for English grammar, and to point out mistakes of your students, you simply strikethrough the grammatical mistake that they had made throughout the text.
It is easily visible to make them notice about those mistakes, and how it has to be corrected. You can easily point out mistakes by strikethrough the text, and replace it with the correct grammar.
How to apply Strikethrough in Word
To apply strikethrough format in Word is quite easy, just select the text that you want to strikethrough. You can do this by double-clicking the word or just clicking and dragging over the text.
Though, when you do this, word likes to select the space after the text, as well. To avoid this, point your cursor at the beginning of the text and press Shift, now move your mouse at the end of the text and click there. This will allow making a more precise selection.
So, as soon as you select the text that you want to strikethrough, go to the “Home” tab of the Word ribbon, and you will find the “Strikethrough” button in the Font group. You just need to click on it strikethrough the text. The below image is for your necessary reference.
You can apply the same format by using the Font window. Just after selecting the text, you want to strikethrough; press “Ctrl + D” to open the format window. The advantage of using the Font dialog box is that you will find various format options in this window, including
- Strikethrough (Example Text)
- Superscript (Example Text)
- Subscript (Example Text)
- Small caps (Example Text)
- All Caps (Example Text)
- Hidden (Hidden the text)
How to create keyboard shortcuts for “Strikethrough” format
Though there is no built-in shortcut for applying strikethrough in Microsoft Word, you can create your own keyboard shortcut for the same.
To create customize shortcut for strikethrough, follow these below steps
- Press “Ctrl + Alt + Plus Sign” and your cursor will turn to a clover ⌘ shape
- Now move your cursor to the strikethrough button at the “Home” tab and click on it.
- The below pop-up window will appear, where you have to assign a new customize shortcut.
Make sure that your shortcut will be unique.