How to add and remove strikethrough to words in Outlook?

In Microsoft Word, you may use the Strikethrough feature and draw a line through selected text to indicate deleting or changing. Actually, the strikethrough feature works in Outlook too. And this article is a tutorial about how to add and remove strikethrough to selected text in Microsoft Outlook easily.


Add and remove strikethrough to words in email message

It is quite easy to add and remove strikethrough to words in a composing email message.

Step 1: Select the text you will add strikethrough to in Message window.

Step 2: Click the Strikethrough button in the Font group on the Format Text tab.

Now the strikethrough is added to the selected text at once.

It will remove strikethrough from text immediately by clicking the Strikethrough button again, if selected text has been with strikethrough already.

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Add and remove double strikethrough to words in email message

In addition to strikethrough, there is an alternative double strikethrough in Microsoft Outlook. And you can apply and remove it in an email message with following steps:

Step 1: Select the text you will add double strikethrough to in the Message Window.

Step 2: Click the Launcherat the bottom right corner in the Font group on the Format Text tab.

Step 3: In the Font dialog box, check the Double strikethrough option in the Effects section.

Step 4: Click OK button.

Then the double strikethrough is added to the selected text instantly. See the following screen shot:

To remove the double strikethrough from text, firstly select the text with double strikethrough, and then uncheck the Double strikethrough option in the Font dialog box, at last click OK.


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    Bavenite · 9 months ago
    Works but when I sent the email double changed to single strike through.
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    Peggy · 2 years ago
    Unable to turn off double strikethrough effect in Outlook.
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      kelly001 · 2 years ago
      Hi Peggy,
      In the composing email, select the text with double strikethrough, click the anchor in the Font group on the Format Text tab to open the Font dialog box, uncheck the Double strikethrough option, and click the OK button to close the dialog box.
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    matt · 3 years ago
    seems to be striking every time i wish only to change colour frustrating
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    jabu · 3 years ago
    [s]happy smile sad eyes[/s]
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    kerwin sneijders · 4 years ago
    Thanks, easy, I thought it wasn't posible, but I was mistaken... Thanks!
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    MrBillMc · 5 years ago
    Simple, easy to understand instructions. Great images, was able to implement quickly. Thanks!