Strikethrough is one of the most sought after features for people into writing. Unlike other similar word processors, Google Docs does not have a strikethrough shortcut on the toolbar, but it is extremely simple to execute using ‘Format’ or the keyboard shortcut.

The strikethrough feature draws a line across the text. It is used for several purposes. For instance, you are writing a blog and are unsure if you want a particular line in it until it’s completed. In such a case, you do not want to delete the text straight away but keep it in a way that denotes it may have to be removed later. This is where strikethrough comes into the picture.

Let’s take another example, you are writing an impersonal mail and want to convey a message, although not explicitly. Strikethrough does the job here as well.

Strikethrough on Google Docs

Highlight the text you want to strikethrough in the document.

Once the text is highlighted, go to ‘Format’, point the cursor at ‘Text’, and then select ‘Strikethrough’ from the menu.

The text is now formatted, and a line is drawn across it.

Those of you who prefer the keyboard shortcut can use ALT + SHIFT + 5 to highlight text.

Removing strikethrough is as simple as doing it. Just highlight the text and select the ‘Strikethrough’ option or use the keyboard shortcut to revert the format change.

Now that you know how to strikethrough text in Google Docs, use it to your benefit while working on content and when expressing thoughts.