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How to add or remove Strikethrough in Google Docs?

Google Docs is expanding its reach with the growing number of Gmail as well as Gsuite users and has been getting ready to challenge Microsoft’s Word — though only in the online world. Google Docs streamlines documentation online as users are not only able to create documents but also share and edit them online — including Word files. They can also leave comments, making it easier for the author to revise the piece.

If you’re starting with Google Docs, here are a few tips that will help you add or remove a Strikethrough text in Google Docs. There are two ways to Strikethrough text in Google Docs for PC — you can either use the keyboard shortcuts or Google Docs toolbar to make these changes. Here we’ve discussed both the methods for PC, followed by a guide to add or remove Strikethroughs in Google Docs app for mobile.

Add or remove Strikethrough in Google Docs using keyboard shortcut

Keyboard shortcuts are the most accessible, quickest and easiest ways to get things done on a PC. Highlight the text to add or remove a Strikethrough and press Alt + Shift + 5 on Windows or Command + Shift + X on Mac.

Also read: How to add a Strikethrough shortcut key in Word?

Add or remove Strikethrough in GDocs using the Format Menu

If the shortcuts mentioned above aren’t working for you, you can also follow the steps below to Strikethrough text in Google Docs. and follow the steps mentioned below.

How to add or remove Strikethrough in Google Docs?
  • Highlight the text you want to Strikethrough or from which you want to remove the formatting.
  • From the toolbar at the top, click on Format.
  • Then from the dropdown menu, click on Text.
  • Click on the Strike-through option.
How to add or remove Strikethrough in Google Docs?

You can follow the same steps above to remove Strikethrough from a text in Google Docs.

Also read: How to Superscript and Subscript in Google Docs?

Add or remove Strikethrough using the Format menu on Google Docs app

Open your document in the Google Docs app for iOS or Android and follow the steps mentioned below to Strikethrough text or remove the formatting.

How to add or remove Strikethrough in Google Docs?
  • Highlight the text you want to Strikethrough or from which you want to remove the formatting.
  • Look for the symbol with an uppercase ‘A’ in the toolbar at the top and tap on it.
  • A menu will appear in the bottom half of the screen. You’ll find the Strikethrough symbol towards the middle.

You’ll also see the Strikethrough option in the toolbar when you highlight the text when using Google Docs on Android tabs or iPad.

You can follow the same steps above to remove Strikethrough from a text in Google Docs.

Also read: How to make a copy of a Word document?

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