How To Remove Strikethrough In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 23, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to remove strikethrough in Google Docs.

How To Remove Strikethrough In Google Docs

Strikethrough is a useful formatting option in many use cases. It is especially helpful when editing documents, as it allows you to quickly identify which words or phrases you’d like to remove. It can also be used when handling checklists to indicate that a particular action item has been completed or is no longer of concern.

However, sometimes you may find yourself with a document that has strikethrough applied to all the wrong places or you want to remove strikethrough formatting from a particular text.In this guide, we will show you how to remove strikethrough in Google Docs. We’ll also show you how to modify checklists to prevent completed items from having strikethrough formatting.

How to Undo Strikethrough Formatting in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to undo strikethrough formatting in Google Docs.

Step 1

First step is to open the document with the text you want to remove strikethrough formatting.

Step 2

Use your cursor to select the text with strikethrough.

Step 3

Click on Format > Text > Strikethrough to undo the strikethrough formatting.

You may also use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Shift+5 to perform the same action.

Step 4

If the strikethrough formatting is the only additional formatting applied to your text, you can also opt to you use the Clear formatting option.

You can find this option under Format > Clear formatting or you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+\.

Step 5

Strikethrough formatting may also occur when working with the built-in Google Docs checklist feature.

To remove the strikethrough formatting, click on the dropdown arrow beside the bulleted list icon in the toolbar. Under the checklist menu dropdown, click the second option.

Items checked from your checklist should now no longer have strikethrough formatting.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to remove strikethrough in Google Docs.

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