How to double underline text in Microsoft Word

Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope
Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, double underlining helps draw extra attention to specific words or numbers, such as denoting a grand total. There are several ways to double underline content in Word. Review each method below and choose the one that works best for you.

Double underline with keyboard shortcut

You can double underline text using a keyboard shortcut.

  1. Highlight the text you want to double underline.
  2. Press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+D.

Double underline from the Ribbon

The Ribbon in Microsoft Word provides an option to create double underlines for selected text.

  1. Highlight the text you want to double underline.
  2. In the Ribbon, on the Home tab, click the arrow next to the U button.
  3. Select the Double underline option in the drop-down menu.

Double underline text through the Ribbon in Microsoft Word

Double underline through font settings

The font settings window in Microsoft Word provides several underlining options, including double underline.

  1. Highlight the text you want to double underline.
  2. In the Ribbon, click the arrow in the bottom-right corner of the Font section.

Access the font settings window in Microsoft Word

  1. In the Font window, click the drop-down list under Underline style.
  2. Select the double underline option, and click OK.

Double underline option in font settings window in Microsoft Word