How to Draw a Line Through Text in Microsoft Word for Office 365

Have you ever been reading an article online, or looking at another document in Microsoft Word, and seen text that had a line drawn through it? This is called “strikethrough” and it can be a helpful way to convey to the reader that text isn’t relevant to the article or document, but that the author didn’t want to completely delete it.

Most word-processing applications have a way to use strikethrough, including Microsoft Word for Office 365. Our guide below will show you how to select some text in your Word document and apply the strikethrough formatting to it.

How to Use Strikethrough in Microsoft Word

The steps in this article were performed in the Word for Office 365 version of the application. We will show you the simplest way to perform strikethrough in this version of the application, as well as an alternate menu where you can find the strikethrough option.

Step 1: Open your document in Microsoft Word.

Step 2: Select the text through which you want to draw a line.

select the text to strikethrough

Step 3: Click the Home tab at the top of the window.

click the Home tab

Step 4: Click the Strikethrough button in the Font section of the ribbon.

how to draw a line through text in Microsoft Word

Alternatively you can click the small Font button at the bottom-right corner of the Font section of the ribbon.

open the Font

Then you can check the box to the left of Strikethrough on this menu and click the OK button.

how to use strikethrough in microsoft word

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