How To Strikethrough On Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

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

How To Strikethrough On Google Docs

The strikethrough formatting option can be helpful when you need to cross out text in your Google Docs document visually. This can be useful for marking off tasks that have already been completed or for signaling the reader to ignore a certain word or phrase.

Using strikethrough formatting in a document can be helpful during team collaborations and can be used as an alternative to the built-in Suggesting Mode.

Fortunately, it’s easy to strikethrough text in Google Docs. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do it with just a few clicks. We’ll also explain how to use the keyboard shortcut to apply strikethrough formatting to any text quickly.

How to Strikethrough Text in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to strikethrough text in google docs.

Step 1

First, select the text you want to cross out.

Step 2

In Windows, press Alt + Shift + 5. Mac users will have to press ⌘ + Shift + X.

We can remove the strikethrough by selecting the text again and typing the same shortcut.

Step 3

We can also find the strikethrough option by clicking Format > Text > Strikethrough.

Do note that strikethrough formatting typically carries over when converting the file into an alternate format, such as a .pdf or .docx file. However, it will not carry over to file formats that use plain text such as .txt files.


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

You may make a copy of this sample document to test it out on your own.