Outlook: Strikethrough – How to Cross Out Text

In Microsoft Outlook the “Strikethrough” feature allows to draw a horizontal line through the selected text to indicate deleting or changing.

For the new users it may be complex to understand how to cross out a text in an email as the “Strikethrough” button is absent in the “Basic Text” section of the ribbon in the default “Message” tab.

In this note i will show how to locate the “Strikethrough” button in Microsoft Outlook and cross out a text in an email.

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Outlook Strikethrough

Select the text that you want to cross out and start the “Font” dialog box (Ctrl + D):

Tick the “Strikethrough” box and click on the “OK” button:

Alternatively you can go to the “Format Text” tab and click the “Strikethrough” button from there in the “Font” section of the ribbon:

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