Do you need to delete a word, phrase, or sentence but don’t want to simply delete it? You can use the strikethrough feature in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to show that the text is no longer part of your document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
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In this guide, we’ll show you how to use the strikethrough feature in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
How to Use a Strikethrough in Google Docs
To use a strikethrough in Google Docs, you’ll need to use the formatting toolbar. Here’s how:
1. Open your Google Doc and select the text that you want to strikethrough.
2. Click the “Format” toolbar and select the Text>>Strikethrough option.
3. Your text will now be strikethrough!
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to strikethrough text: Alt+Shift+5
How to Use a Strikethrough in Google Sheets
In Google Sheets, you can use a strikethrough to crossed out text. This can be helpful when you want to show that a particular value is no longer valid, or when you want to hide information from others who are viewing your sheet.
To use a strikethrough in Sheets, select the text that you want to cross out and click the “Strikethrough” button in the toolbar.
You can also use the keyboard shortcut: Alt+Shift+5
How to Use a Strikethrough in Google Slides
Adding a strikethrough to text in Google Slides is as easy as selecting the text you want to strikethrough and hitting the strike-through button on the toolbar.
Select the text.
Go to Format tab, Select Text and hit Strikethrough.
The strikethrough formatting is immediately applied to the selected text.
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to strikethrough text. On a PC, pressing Ctrl+Shift+X will strikethrough selected text, and on a Mac, pressing Cmd+Shift+X will do the same.
How to Use a Strikethrough in a Different Font
Now that you know how to use a strikethrough in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, let’s take a look at how to change the font of your strikethrough. This is a great way to customize your text and make it stand out.
To change the font of your strikethrough, follow these steps:
1. Open the document, sheet, or slide that you want to edit.
2. Click on the text you want to change the font of.
3. Select the “A” button in the toolbar at the top of the screen.
4. Select the font you want to use from the drop-down menu.
5. Click on the strikethrough text to select it.
6. Change the color of your strikethrough by clicking on the “Color” button and selecting a color from the palette.
How to Use a Strikethrough With Symbols
Now that you know how to use a strikethrough in Google docs, sheets, and slides, it’s time to learn how to use symbols with it. There are a few different symbols you can use, and each one has a different effect.
The asterisk (*) is the most common symbol and is used to show that something is incorrect or has been crossed out. The plus sign (+) is used to indicate that something is correct or has been added, while the minus sign (-) is used to show that something has been deleted.
Finally, the tilde (~) is used to create a strike-through effect, which is great for emphasizing text.
Now that you know how to use a strikethrough in Google docs, sheets, and slides, you can easily mark through text to indicate edits or deletions. Keep in mind that strikethrough is a great way to visually organize your text, so be sure to use it when you’re editing any documents or presentations.
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