Strikethrough

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

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?

Microsoft Word 2007 and later

  1. Open Microsoft Word, then open a document.
  2. Highlight the text you want to strikethrough.
  3. In the Ribbon at the top, make sure the Home tab is selected. In Word 2007, make sure the Write tab is selected.
  4. In the Font section, click the Strikethrough icon.

Strikethrough icon in Word 2007 and later

Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier

  1. Open Microsoft Word, then open a document.
  2. 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.

Font, Typography terms