How to Strike Through Text in Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook supports crossing through selected lines of text using the strike-through button found under the Format Text tab. Use double strike-through formatting using the Font dialog box.

Single Line

Step 1

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Highlight a word or line of text while composing a message.

Tip

When forwarding a message, click the Pop Out button above the message to open it in a new window.

Step 2

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Open the Format Text tab, and then click the abc (strikethrough) icon in the Font group.

Tip

Alternately, press the A, O and 4 keys in sequence to apply strike-through formatting on highlighted words and lines of text.

Double Line

Step 1

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Open the Format Text tab and then click the small arrow-shaped icon in the Font group.

Tip

The Font dialog box also opens when you click the small arrow-shaped icon in the Plain Text group under the Message tab.

Step 2

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Check the box next to Double strikethrough and then click OK.

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