How to Cross Out Text in Google Docs

How to Cross Out Text in Google Docs

 

How to Cross Out Text in Google Docs
How to Cross Out Text in Google Docs

 

 

When you’re writing, sometimes you might want to strike through certain text. This means adding a horizontal line that runs through a piece of text.

Here is what it looks like: you are an awesome person.

These are various use cases for strikethroughs:

  • To indicate that a piece or block of text that should be deleted.
  • To indicate that a piece or block of text is outdated.
  • To show task completion. This is usually seen in To-Do lists.
  • To convey an unrelated or humorous message when writing, and so on.

In this article, we’ll see how to strikethrough or cross out text when writing using Google Docs.

How to Strikethrough Text in Google Docs

There are two methods we can use when crossing out text in Google Docs – using a shortcut command or choosing the strikethrough option from the Format tab in the Google Docs header section.

How to Strikethrough Text in Google Docs Using a Shortcut Command

Here are the steps to follow when using a shortcut command to strikethrough text in Google Docs:

  • Open Google Docs and create a blank document.
  • Write some text in your document.
  • Highlight the text you’ve written.
  • On windows, press Alt + Shift + 5.
  • On Mac, press  + Shift + X.

There you go, we have used a shortcut command to cross out text in Google Docs.

How to Strikethrough Text in Google Docs Using the Format Tab

In this section, we’ll see how we can strikethrough text in Google Docs using the Format option. Here are the steps:

  • Open Google Docs and create a blank document.
  • Write some text in your document.
  • Highlight the text you’ve written.
  • Click on the Format tab in the header.
  • Click on Text.
  • Click on the Strikethrough option.

After you have done this, your text should be crossed out.

Conclusion

In this article, we talked about strikethroughs in writing, their use cases and how to strikethrough/cross out text in Google Docs.

Thank you for reading! But really, thank’s for reading! 🙂

 

 

 

How to use strikethrough from the menu bar in Google Docs
  1. Highlight your text. Select the text where you want to apply the strikethrough. …
  2. Select “Format” from the menu bar. The menu bar runs across the top of your document. …
  3. Hover over “Text” in the drop-down menu. …
  4. Select “Strikethrough” from the next drop-down menu.
How do I strikethrough text in Google Docs?
Download the Google Docs app from either the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android devices if you don’t have these apps already.

How to Strikethrough Text in Google Docs on Mobile
  1. Step 1: Open Your Document. …
  2. Step 2: Highlight the Text. …
  3. Step 3: Format the Text. …
  4. Step 4: Select the Strikethrough Option.

 

 

 

 

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