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Add strikethrough across selected text in message body

This command will add a line across through the current selected text in the message body, just like a deleted line in Outlook.

Note: Methods introduced on this page apply to Microsoft Outlook 2019 desktop program in Windows 10. And the instructions may vary significantly or slightly depending on the version of Microsoft Outlook and the Windows environments.


Add strikethrough across selected text with Strikethrough feature

When composing, replying, or forwarding an email in Outlook, you can add strikethrough across the selected text in the message body with the Strikethrough feature easily.

1. In the message body, select the text you will add strikethrough across.

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

Now the strikethrough is added across the selected text in the message body.


Add (double) strikethrough across selected text with Font dialog

You can also add strikethrough or double strikethrough across the selected text in the message body with the Font dialog.

1. In the message body, select the text you will add the strikethrough across.

2. Go to the Font group on the Format Text tab, and click the anchor  at the bottom-right corner to open the Font dialog.

Tips: you can also open the Font dialog with pressing Ctrl + D keys together.

3. In the Font dialog, enable the Font tab, tick the Strikethrough option or Double Strikethrough option as you need, and click the OK button.

Now the selected text is formatted with strikethrough or double strikethrough.


Clear the strikethrough or double strikethrough

You can clear the strikethrough or double strikethrough easily as follows:

1. Select the text with strikethrough or double strikethrough.

2. Click the Strikethrough button  in the Font group on the Format Text tab. (Tips: click the Strikethrough button twice to clear the double strikethrough).

Alternatively, you can untick both Strikethrough and Double Strikethrough options in the Font dialog to clear all strikethrough and double strikethrough formatting.


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