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Strikethrough shortcut in Word

Is there even a shortcut for strikethrough in Word?

Most commands in MS Word has a shortcut key that can be used instead of navigating around with the mouse.

The main goal of this article is to show you how to use a keyboard shortcut to strikethrough in Word.

See Also: How to remove strikethrough in Word.

Using Word KeyTips

Now, what is the strikethrough shortcut? It’s simple!

Alt – H – 4

Strikethrough shortcut in Word

NOTE: For this shortcut to work, don’t press and hold any key as in Ctrl+B for the bold command. Instead, press and let go of each key (Alt, then H, and then 4)

Pressing these three different keys one after the other will place a horizontal line across any selected text in your Word document.

This is called KeyTips in Word.

When you press the Alt key, Word will place letters on every tab of the ribbon.

Pressing one of these letters will display the tab for which the letter was assigned. From there, another bunch of letters and numbers will show by every command on the tab, and following these leads will help you to use your keyboard for a lot of tasks including strikethrough.

So, to use the KeyTips to strikethrough text in Word:

  • First, select the text you wish to strikethrough.
  • Press the Alt key. This will display the assigned letters for every tab. H is for the Home tab.
Press the Alt key
  • Press H to activate the Home tab since H is the letter assigned to the Home tab.
Press H to activate the Home tab
  • Now press 4 to apply the strikethrough effect on the selected text.

This is just the simplest way you can place a strikethrough on any text in your Word document.