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How to get crossout

 
 
Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 11:43 am
Using Mac PC, editing somebody's text how do I get a crossout of a single character

Thanks kindly all
 
contrex
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:01 pm
Using what software?
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:16 pm
@dalehileman,
If you are using a text editor such as MS Word, crossout or strike-through should be a function that is found within the text editing...probably located in the same place as bold and italics, but I could be wrong. I use MS Word for pcs.

Here's one suggestion for someone who has MS Word 2007:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6866509_do-out-ms-word-2007_.html

Furthermore, when I type the keywords "how to do crossout using a MAC" into Google (search engine), I got the following link that explains:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/242690?start=0&tstart=0
contrex
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:23 pm
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

If you are using a text editor such as MS Word, crossout should be a function that is found within the text editing...probably located in the same place as bold and italics, but I could be wrong. I use MS Word for pcs.


It's called strikethrough in MS Word I think

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p29/badoit/macwordfont_zps99e57048.jpg
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:24 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:

Using Mac PC, editing somebody's text how do I get a crossout of a single character

Thanks kindly all


like this?
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:31 pm
@contrex,
Quote:
Using what software?
Sorry Con, Mac PC all I know

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dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:32 pm
@rosborne979,
Quote:
like this?
No Ros but thanks. Note "individual character"
contrex
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:34 pm
You must be using a program, such as a word processor or text editor. You need to ascertain what it is.

A thought - is it TextEdit?

http://km.support.apple.com/library/APPLE/APPLECARE_ALLGEOS/HT2523/HT2523-Lion-TextEdit-001-en.png
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:37 pm
@Ragman,
Thanks Rag yes I do have Word but don't know how to access its utililities when it's not open

And yes I do realize that each site has its own crossout, but that's part of the problem. At an advanced age with failing mem I had hoped using Mac there's a single convenient means

However thanks much for your concern and I'll look into the Google link
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:38 pm
@dalehileman,
At the risk of repeating, did you see this link?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/242690?start=0&tstart=0
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:45 pm
@dalehileman,
You put the codes: [ strike ][ /strike ] around the characters you want to strike out.

You can Strike out single characters (C) this way, or entire words.

Just note that you have to leave out the "spaces" before and after the word "strike".
contrex
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:47 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:
I had hoped using Mac there's a single convenient means


There isn't
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:48 pm
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:

You put the codes: [ strike ][ /strike ] around the characters you want to strike out.

Like this?

Then, my goodness, creating such a tag is independent of the OS (Mac or pc)?
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:49 pm
@contrex,
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..word processor or text editor. You need to ascertain what it is
Thanks Con but there are three kinds of text editors: One built into the basic operating system [MacExplorer I guess you call it], one you borrow from another site such as Word, and one you import as a standalone

Sometimes when desperate I call up Word for the purpose but of course that's a tedious procedure

I was hoping the first might incorporate the individual-character crossout but I've never been able to find it. Nonetheless Con thanks once more for your input

The illustration tho, positively made my entire day
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:49 pm
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

rosborne979 wrote:

You put the codes: [ strike ][ /strike ] around the characters you want to strike out.

Like this?

Yes. Or you can specify single characters which is what Dale seems to want.
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:51 pm
@rosborne979,
Oh! Then like this?
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:52 pm
@rosborne979,
Quote:
You put the codes: [ strike ][ /strike ] around the cha
Code:[img][url]r[/url][/img]
acters you want to strike out. You can Strike out single characters (C) this way, or entire words. …….leave out the "spaces"………..


Yes Ros it's coming back to me now. But surely there's an easier way in a day and age when sending rockets to the moon got so easy we quit doing it 43 years ago

Nonetheless thank you for your input
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:54 pm
@dalehileman,
See my example. You do NOT have to leave spaces before and after the letter or character for which you want a strikethrough. However if you want a strikethrough for a word, you would do so...just as you normally would edit and leave space under a normal circumstances.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:56 pm
@rosborne979,
Ok. Here you go...

You put the codes:
Code:[strike]R[/strike]
around the character you want to strike out.
contrex
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 12:59 pm
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

Then, my goodness, creating such a tag is independent of the OS (Mac or pc)?


It is independent of OS and browser. It depends on the forum software which the web site is running, there are numerous different ones. It also depends whether the forum operator has enabled the strikethrough font attribute.

Many forums use a scheme called BBCode ("Bulletin Board Code") and on these you would do [s]text to be struck though[/s]. Able2know, as has been noted, uses [ strike ] text to be struck though[ /strike ] - note that the spaces are added so you can see the tags.


 

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