In this post, we will discuss keyboard shortcuts for strikethrough in various applications including Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Docs, Sticky Notes, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Outlook. A keyboard shortcut is a combination of keys on the keyboard that allows you to complete a task faster and more efficiently if you press them together or in order. Windows OS supports more than 200 keyboard shortcuts, which can be divided into general or application-specific keyboard shortcuts. Application-specific keyboard shortcuts allow you to perform specific tasks in a specific application using a set of keys instead of mouse clicks.
How to strikethrough text
Strikethrough is a type of formatting in which a line runs through the selected text. The line indicates that the text has been struck through or deleted. Below is an example of strikethrough text:
Strikethrough text informs the reader that the text is no longer relative. A situation may arise when you do not need a piece of text in the content, but you do not want to remove it completely. In this case, you can simply strikethrough the text so that it remains available in the content for later use or inclusion.
Before we continue, let’s understand that a keyboard shortcut can include a plus (+) sign or comma sign (,) between them. The plus sign indicates that the keys must be pressed together for the keyboard shortcut to work. While the comma sign indicates that the keys must be pressed one at a time, in sequence.
For example, to use ‘Alt+Shift+5’, you have to press ‘alt‘, hold then press ‘Shift‘, hold it down and then press ‘5‘. On the other hand, though, use ‘Alt, H, 4‘, you must press ‘Alt’, release it then press ‘H‘, release it and then press ‘4‘.
Now let’s take a look at the strikethrough shortcut for Google Docs, PPT, Sticky Notes, Teams and Outlook.
Strikethrough keyboard shortcut for Google Docs
To strikethrough text using the keyboard, select the text and press the following key combination: Alt+Shift+5
Alternatively, you can follow the steps mentioned below:
- Choose text.
- Press Format over the document.
- Press Text. A submenu will appear.
- Choose strikethrough.
Strikethrough keyboard shortcut for Microsoft PowerPoint
To strikethrough text in MS PowerPoint, select text and then click following in order: Alt, H, 4
Alternatively, follow the steps below:
- Choose text.
- go to home.
- Expand Font.
- Press Strike through in the Effects section.
Strikethrough keyboard shortcut for Sticky Notes
To strikethrough text in Sticky Notes, select text and then click following combination: Ctrl+T
Also, you can click on Strike through located at the bottom of the notes window.
Strikethrough keyboard shortcut for Microsoft Teams
You can use Markdown to enable keyboard shortcuts for strikethrough in Microsoft Teams. Markdown is a markup language that allows you to format text in a text editor without using HTML tags. Here’s how you can use the keyboard to strikethrough text in Microsoft Teams:
- Place the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to strikethrough.
- Enter ~
- Use the arrow key to move the cursor to the end of the text.
- Enter ~ again.
Alternatively, you can highlight text and click on Strike through at the top of the message box.
Strikethrough keyboard shortcut for Outlook
To strikethrough text in MS Outlook, select text and then click following in order: Alt, O, 4
Also, you can follow the steps given below to use the strikethrough effect for a word or phrase in Outlook:
- Choose text.
- go to format text.
- Press Strike through.
What is a shortcut for strikethrough in notes?
Sticky Notes supports keyboard shortcuts to apply various formatting effects to text, such as bold, italic, and strikethrough. To strike out a piece of text in your notes, select the text and press the Ctrl and T keys at the same time. This will create the effect of a strikethrough of the selected text. This means that the text will remain in the note, but will be marked as strikethrough.
Is there a shortcut to strikethrough in Outlook?
Yes, there is a keyboard shortcut for strikethrough in Outlook. Label – Alt, O, 4. Note that there is a comma in the label. The comma indicates that you don’t have to press the keys all together, but that you must press a key, then release it, then press another key, then release it, and so on. So, after highlighting the text, press alt, release Alt then press Orelease O, then press 4and finally release 4.
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