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How can I place a line THROUGH text in Word to show it is crossed out?
Nicole Johnson  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 19:13
Italian to English
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Nov 29, 2007

Can anyone tell me how to cancel out a portion of text in Word which shows a line through the text (not under it)? I know this can be done, because I did it the other day by mistake by hitting the CTRL key plus another, but now that I need to use it I can't figure out which one it was!

Thanks in advance.


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Kathi Stock  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:13
Member (2002)
English to German
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Font menu Nov 29, 2007

Highlight the text that needs to be crossed out. Select "Fonts" in the menu (top of your screen). A menu opens and under "Effects" select the option "Strikethrough".

That should do the trick.

Kathi


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Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
France
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Track changes Nov 29, 2007

While Kathi's solution works fine, consider the standard method for editing texts using " Track changes". That way all the changes you made are clearly visible, and can be accepted/deleted by a single click of the mouse.
Deleted parts are either shown as red crossed-out text or appear on the margin in little boxes.
Attila


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 19:13
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Ctrl+comma Nov 29, 2007


Nicole Johnson wrote:
I know this can be done, because I did it the other day by mistake by hitting the CTRL key plus another, but now that I need to use it I can't figure out which one it was!


Ctrl+comma might *hide* certain pieces of text, but it doesn't remove it. It removes it from your view, but if you open the file on another computer, it may be visible again.


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Tony M  Identity Verified
France
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French to English
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Toolbar button Nov 29, 2007

I found I was using this one so much, I added it (under Tools > Customize) a s toolbar on my standard formatting menu.

If you use it a lot, you might want to consider creating your own keyboard shortcut for it.


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:13
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French to English
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Yes, add icon to your toolbar Nov 29, 2007


Tony M wrote:

I found I was using this one so much, I added it (under Tools > Customize) a s toolbar on my standard formatting menu.

If you use it a lot, you might want to consider creating your own keyboard shortcut for it.


That's it. There's an icon that looks like ABC horizontally crossed through that you can add to your toolbar. Click on "customize" I think, or perhaps it's in "options", can't remember, but it works.
Regards,
Jenny.


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:13
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Font Nov 29, 2007

Look under Font and you will find "strikethrough" and "double strikethrough". Highlight the text then select whichever you want and it's done.

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Direct Farsi  Identity Verified
Canada
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CTRL+D Nov 30, 2007

Pressing CTRL+D opens the same fonts window in which you will have access to effects and strikethrough and double strikethrough.

If you use this a lot, you might want to add it to your toolbars (right-click on the toolbar area, click on customize, in the commands tab, select all commands and then in the right hand pane, find strikethrough).


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