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gollum
 
Reply Sun 24 May, 2015 05:04 pm
I have Windows 8 and I believe the most recent version of Microsoft Word on my PC.
Is there a strikethrough feature (i.e., to write a word with a horizontal line appearing in the middle of the letters) that I can use? How is it accessed?
 
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2015 05:06 pm
@gollum,
Yea Gol, I've long wondered whether there might be an easy way
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2015 05:34 pm
@gollum,
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p29/badoit/wordstrike_zps7yjgjqvp.jpg
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2015 05:57 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Thanks Tes but somehow that seems complicated. what Gol had in mind I think was something resident in everybody's pc that might work in email, forums, etc
gollum
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2015 06:01 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Tes yeux noirs-

Thank you.

Your illustration of the words strike out is exactly what I want.

I guess I should click File and then abc. However, when I click File, the Info screen appears and abc does not.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2015 07:10 pm
@gollum,
You could also press the F1 key to bring up Word help and then enter the keyword strikethrough and it would tell you how to do it with screen shots.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2015 07:24 pm
@Butrflynet,
Yea But, I sorta remember that approach, but it seems there ought to be a a better, easier way
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2015 09:11 pm
@dalehileman,
The only easier way is for someone to drive over to your house and push the F1 key for you and read it to you. Wink
Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2015 12:08 am
@gollum,
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I guess I should click File and then abc. However, when I click File, the Info screen appears and abc does not.


It's not "File" that is selected in my screen shot, it is "Home" (the tab to the right of "File"). If you look at the screen shot carefully you should see this.

(The "File" tab is always coloured differently from the others.)

This is what I do in Word 2013 to make text struck through:

1. Having typed some text which I want to be struck through, highlight that text.

2. On the "Ribbon" at the top, click the "Home" tab (the second tab reading from left to right, the one immediately to the right of "File")

3. You will see in the Ribbon a section named "Font". In there you can see a font chooser, size chooser, and styles including Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, Subscript, Superscript, Outline, etc. The styles are shown by little examples. Click on the one(s) you want to apply to your text. Click again to unapply. When a style is selected it becomes coloured. In my screen shot you can see that the strikethrough style is shown by the letters 'abc' with a line through them.

Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2015 12:13 am
@dalehileman,
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something resident in everybody's pc that might work in email, forums, etc

Sadly, there is no such thing that I know of. If you have Microsoft Office you can set fonts in Outlook, Excel, etc the same way as I showed above, but forums are dependent on whether the website allows you to choose fonts & their attributes such as bold, underline, strikethrough etc.

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gollum
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2015 05:34 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
Tes yeux noirs-

Thank you. That works!
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2015 11:05 am
@Butrflynet,
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...to drive over to your house and push the F1 key for you...
Hello test; but But, when I push the F1 key today nothing happens. However from past experience I do remember using Word to access strikeout; but the whole process was somewhat tedious, requiring a delay for loading, then multiple additional keystrokes; and so I was hoping that there might be an easier way built into the pc, accessible also in email, safari, etc; and so apologize if my posting above wasn't clear

Apparently there isn't but thanks for the offer. However I'm out in the middle of the Mojave Desert so am wondering whether you might live nearby....
Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2015 01:02 pm
@dalehileman,
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when I push the F1 key today nothing happens

In Microsoft Word for the PC the F1 brings up the Help. On a Mac I believe you hold down the Cmd key and type ?

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I was hoping that there might be an easier way built into the pc, accessible also in email, safari, etc

The way text is displayed by each program, whether word processor, web browser, email client, etc is determined by that program individually and is not a property of the underlying operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux etc). If you have struck-out text in Word and you copy and paste that text into a post you are making in a web forum, it won't appear struck out. Furthermore, on a web forum what you can do to the appearance of text depends on what facilities the forum operators allow you to have. For example, Able2know allows Bold, Italic, Underline and various sizes and colours but strikeout is not available.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2015 01:53 pm
@dalehileman,
Not near by, I live in the other desert, in New Mexico.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2015 09:42 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
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The way text is displayed by each program,........ is determined by that program individually
Thanks Tes, I had long suspected that. Maybe the digital brains should give this state of affairs a second thought....
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