The strikethrough function in Microsoft Word allows users to place a line through the center of a word or group of words. A user can change the strikethrough line color by changing the text color. However, to use a line color different than the text color, the user must draw a line and place it over the text. The user then has the drawing toolbar to manipulate the line to reach the color and thickness she requires.
Open the document in Word and locate the text you will place a strikethrough line on. Click "Insert" followed by "Shapes."
Position the cursor at the point you want to start the strikethrough.
Press and hold the left mouse key and draw the line through word or words.
Click on the line to pull up the "Drawing Tools" toolbar.
Press the "More" button, marked by a downward-pointing arrow under a horizontal line, and select the color you prefer.