How to Strikethrough Text With HTML

By Rebekah Richards

Using HTML code to create a strike-through effect in text on a web page is simple. A strike-through or strike-out effect represents a quick way to enhance text, along with bold, italics and underline effects. Use strike-through text to emphasize certain words or to give the appearance of crossed-out items on a list.

Step 1

Access your website's HTML editor. Strike-through HTML code will not work in any other type of editor, such as a Rich Text editor.

Step 2

Type or locate the text you wish to strike through.

Step 3

Add the "" HTML tag at the beginning of the text you wish to strike through.

Step 4

Add the "" HTML tag at the end of the text you wish to strike through.

Step 5

Save your changes and close the HTML editor. Your text will have a strike-through effect.