In Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel or PowerPoint), a strikethrough is a formatting feature use for deletions or indicating that a task or activity has been completed and checked off.

Example of a strikethrough: Line on Text

In this article, I’m going to focus on how to add strikethrough on a text in Microsoft Word for both Windows and Mac.

The strikethrough command on Word Ribbon

Mac OS X users can create custom keyboard shortcuts in System Preferences to perform specific actions. For instance, you can set up a shortcut for strikethrough text, similar to 'Command-B' for bold and 'Command-I' for italics; however, this hot key may not work in certain applications. It can be done if the command appears as a menu command in the text editor you are using and doesn’t have an assigned keyboard shortcut. Pages has a Strikethrough command in the Format→Font menu: As you see, I have a shortcut assigned for Strikethrough; shift-option-command-s. Apply or remove strikethrough formatting. Windows shortcut. Mac shortcut. Apr 17, 2013  I use a lot of strike-through during my day (well, hopefully I do as I get things done!). Here’s a couple of keyboard short-cuts for strike-through on MS Office products: OneNote: Ctrl + – Excel: Ctrl + 5 Word: Ctrl + D (font menu) then Alt + K (tick strike-through) then. Sep 22, 2017  However, by default, MS Word does not provide shortcut for strikethrough command. Even though strikethrough is an often used command, it is surprising that Microsoft has not created a shortcut key for strikethrough. But the good thing is that we can customize MS Word to create such a shortcut.

Unlike Microsoft Excel, Word has the strikethrough icon on the ribbon under the Home tab.

With this command, you can apply strikethrough to any textyou want without wasting much time.

Hot Keys For Strikethrough In Excel

Let me show you how:

  • Select the text on which you wish to apply the strikethrough.
  • Under the Home tab, in the Font group, click on the strikethrough command.

Word will place a horizontal line across the selected text as seen in the above screenshot.

Command For Strikethrough Mac Excel


Key Command For Strikethrough Mac


Command For Strikethrough In Excel

This is how you can apply strikethrough on a text in MS Word.

Command For Strikethrough Mac

Tip: Again, if you want to remove the strikethrough on the text, just follow the same steps. Select the text with the strikethrough, then go to the Home tab in the Font group, click on the strikethrough command.

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