The strikethrough function in Google Docs is underutilized but often quite useful. It allows a writer or editor to cross out text they aren’t happy with but retain the original draft. Though not as advanced as the “suggested edits” tool, strikethrough in Google Docs can be used more casually for lists and even utilized for comedic effect.
We’ll be showing you how to strikethrough on Google Docs using two methods: its menu functions and a strikethrough shortcut. Using either will get you the exact same result, so it all depends on your preference and memory.
How to Cross Out Text in Google Docs with the Strikethrough Menu Function
If you can’t remember the shortcut or prefer to navigate via mouse or touch, using the menu is the best way to access the Google Doc strikethrough function. Here’s how to do it:
How to Use the Strikethrough Keyboard Shortcut in Google Docs
If you prefer to get things done a bit faster, you can use a Google Docs strikethrough shortcut to get the job done. There are two available to you depending on your preference:
How to Add a Text Box in Google Docs
That closes out this Google Docs strikethrough tutorial, but you may want to check out our other Google Docs coverage. Like this tutorial, which shows you how to add a text box in Google Docs.
How to Add a Page Border in Google Docs
You can also follow our guide on how to add a page border in Google Docs to give your document more style and add a margin space to take notes in.