How to strikethrough text in Google Docs

Strikethrough is a horizontal line that runs through text while keeping the text readable. Here is an example:

Hello World , I am a strikethrough text.

As you can see, I have drawn a line through the above text and it is still readable.

Strikethrough is immensely useful in the editing process. It lets the editor convey that specific text needs to be deleted/revised.

Google Docs makes it super easy to create a strikethrough.

In this post, I will share two simple techniques to create strikethrough in google docs.

How to Strike through text in Google Docs

There are two methods to cross text out in a Google Doc Document.

  • Using the Toolbar
  • Using the Keyboard Shortcut

Let us check them out.

Strikethrough Text using Menu Bar

Step 1:

Highlight the required text that you want to strikethrough. 

Step 2 :

Now go to the Format section of the menu bar and then click on the Text option. 

Step 3:

At last, select the option strikethrough option that will draw a line through the entire text that you have selected above.

Step 4 :

This how the text will look after applying strikethrough

Strikethrough using the keyboard shortcut

Google docs offers a handy keyboard shortcut to create a strikethrough.

First, you have to highlight the text which you want to strike through.

After that, you have to press ALT+SHIIFT+5 together at the same time.

This will draw a line through the selected text.


I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial. Pls feel to ask your questions in the comment section below

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