Here you will learn 3 methods to add strikethrough in Word. While anyone can easily delete chunks of text when formatting, sometimes we need to indicate text that needs to be revised, especially for collaborative purposes. This is where the strikethrough effect comes into play.
The effect is essentially a line that cuts through the sentence while still maintaining its legibility. It can be used to signify invalid text that still needs to be read, and it is most commonly used to denote a defunct website.
The strikethrough effect is particularly versatile and below we have listed 3 methods to achieve the strikethrough effect.
Method 1: Shortcut to add Strikethrough
You can use the toolbar to add strikethrough over a particular text, here are the steps:
Highlight the text that you want to strike through.
Press Ctrl+D to open the Font Style Dialog Box
Press Alt+K key together
Hit the Enter button
Strikethrough will be applied.
This method also allows you to access various other shortcuts via the Font Settings:
Alt + P for Superscript.
Alt + B for Subscript.
Alt + H for Hidden.
Although users don’t particularly need to remember the actual shortcuts. On closer inspection, the Dialog box actually has a single letter underlined, which can be used in combination with Alt to add the effect.
Bonus Tips: Add Strikethrough on Excel
Select the box/text you want to strikethrough.
Click Ctrl + 5 to activate the Strikethrough shortcut.