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How to StrikeThrough in Microsoft Outlook

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Microsoft Outlook makes it easy to draw a line through your email text. In Outlook’s desktop application, you can use a simple strikethrough and a double strikethrough. In the web version, you only have the simple strikethrough option.

NOTE: As of May 2022, Outlook’s mobile app does not offer a strikethrough option. You need to use Outlook’s desktop or web application to apply this formatting style to your text.

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Strikethrough text in Outlook’s desktop app

In Outlook’s desktop app, you can add single and double lines of text in your emails. The process is different for each strikethrough style, but we’ve outlined both procedures for you.

Apply Single Strikethrough in Outlook

To add a single line of crossing text to your email, first launch the Outlook app on your computer.

In Outlook, create a new email or open a reply to the email. Then type the text you want to hit.

Type text to strikethrough.

Highlight the text you want to strikethrough.

Select text to strike through.

When highlighting your text, in the Outlook ribbon at the top, select the “Format Text” tab.

Log in "Format the text" Tab at the top.

On the “Format Text” tab, from the “Font” section, select the “Strikethrough” option (the line that crosses “ab”).

Select "Strikethrough" Option.

And the strikethrough effect has been successfully applied to your selected text.

Suggestion: To remove the strikethrough effect, select your text and click on the same “strikethrough” option.

Single strikethrough applied to text in Outlook on desktop.

And that’s it.

Use Double Strikethrough in Outlook

To add two lines of text in your email, you use Outlook’s “Font” settings menu.

First, start Outlook and create a new email or log in to your email reply. Then type the text that you want to double strike through.

Enter text to double strikethrough.

Right-click your text and in the menu that opens, select “Font”.

Select "Font" From the menu.

You will see the “Font” window. Here, in the “Effects” section, enable the “Double Strikethrough” option. Then, at the bottom, select “OK”.

Back in the mail window, you’ll see that your text has now been applied to Double StrikeThrough.

Suggestion: To remove the double strikethrough, quickly press Ctrl + Z (Windows) or Command + Z (Mac).

Double strikethrough applied to text in Outlook on desktop.

And how do you fully recognize your text in your emails!

Strikethrough text in Outlook’s web application

The Web version of Outlook only offers a single strikethrough option.

To use it, first, open a web browser on your computer and open Outlook. Then log into the email you want to use the strikethrough effect.

Type a new text and highlight it or highlight the current text you want to hit.

Highlight text to strikethrough.

When your text is highlighted, at the bottom of the email box, click the three dots.

Select the three dots at the bottom.

From the menu that opens, select “Strikethrough” (the “ABC” crossing line icon).

Select "Strikethrough" From the menu.

In the Email box, you will see that your text has now been applied to Strikethrough.

Suggestion: To undo the strikethrough effect, select your text and select the same “strikethrough” option.

Single strikethrough applied to text in Outlook on the web.

You are now ready to send your customized email to your intended recipient!


Did you know that you can create email templates in Outlook to make email easier? These templates allow you to quickly draft emails to your recipients.

Related: How to create and use an email template in Microsoft Outlook

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