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How to Strikethrough in Word (for Windows and Mac)

In Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel or PowerPoint), a strikethrough is a formatting feature use for deletions or indicating that a task or activity has been completed and checked off.

Example of a strikethrough: Line on Text

In this article, I’m going to focus on how to add strikethrough on a text in Microsoft Word for both Windows and Mac.

The strikethrough command on Word Ribbon

Unlike Microsoft Excel, Word has the strikethrough icon on the ribbon under the Home tab.

With this command, you can apply strikethrough to any text you want without wasting much time.

Let me show you how:

  • Select the text on which you wish to apply the strikethrough.
  • Under the Home tab, in the Font group, click on the strikethrough command.
strikethrough in Word

Word will place a horizontal line across the selected text as seen in the above screenshot.

This is how you can apply strikethrough on a text in MS Word.

Tip: Again, if you want to remove the strikethrough on the text, just follow the same steps. Select the text with the strikethrough, then go to the Home tab in the Font group, click on the strikethrough command.


Sunday 3rd of July 2022

I can do a strike out with words doing what you suggested in the above web site but I get an unwanted Redline under the words that I am striking Out. How do I get rid of the red Line underneath the Word that I have striked out and maintaining the Line through the word that I have Striked Out.

Abarika Abdulai

Sunday 3rd of July 2022

Is the red line under the word a zig-zag line? If so, that's MS Word way of telling you that the word is misspelled.