How to strikethrough in Word.

You can’t take a red pen and scratch through sentences in a word processor. Learn how to do the next best thing and add a strikethrough in Word.

A strikethrough is simply a line through the middle of letters. It’s great for collaborating and showing others which words you think should be removed.

Use the strikethrough button on your toolbar.

It’s not difficult to learn how to strikethrough in Word. All it takes is a few clicks of your mouse:

  1. Open your document in Word.
  2. Highlight the text you want to strikethrough.
  3. Click the strikethrough button on the toolbar (it looks like “ab”).

Your highlighted text will get a nice line straight through its middle. Or just click the strikethrough button on the toolbar and begin typing. This will add a strikethrough to everything you write, until you click the button again to toggle it off.

Open the font editor.

There’s another way to edit your text style using the Font window in Word. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Highlight the text you want to edit.
  2. Press ctrl+D on Windows or cmd+D on Mac.
  3. Click the Strikethrough option under Effects in the middle of the window.
  4. Press Okay.

This will apply the strikethrough style to your highlighted text. You can even choose a double strikethrough, which adds two lines through the text instead of the standard one.

Add a strikethrough as a PDF.

To make collaboration even easier, you can add a strikethrough along with comments online using a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat online services. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit the PDF editor website.
  2. Upload the document you want to edit.
  3. Click the Strikethrough tool on the top toolbar (it looks like “T”).
  4. Highlight the text you want to strikethrough.

Once you add the strikethrough, you can add a comment on the right of the screen. That’ll let your collaborators know why you think that text deserves more detail.

Discover what more you can do with Acrobat to simplify editing and collaborating on Word documents.