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StrikethroughStrikethrough is a font effect that causes text to appear as though it is crossed out. For example, this text should have a line through the middle of it. The strikethrough effect may be enabled through font properties if a program supports it, or applied to text on a web page using the HTML or CSS. Both methods are demonstrated in the following sections.

How do I enable strikethrough in Microsoft Word?

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Open a document, then highlight the text you want to strikethrough.
  3. Click Format, then Font.
  4. In the Font property window, check the Strikethrough option.

How do I create a strikethrough on my website?

To strikethrough text in a web page, you may either wrap it in opening and closing <del> or <strike>tags, or the following CSS code:

.strikeit {
text-decoration: line-through;

Once you've added this CSS code to the head of you document, you apply it to a section of text using the "strikeit" class.

Also see: Font, Typography terms