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Is there anyway I can have text with strikethrough style in notepad++? I use notepad++ for my to-do lists, and being able to assign strikethrough to the highlighted text (especially if it could be on a keyboard shortcut) would be very useful.

[edit] Just to clarify - I realise that strikethrough is formatted text, and not that of a text editor. My query was more if there was something (a plugin maybe) that did some kind of markup which it rendered as strikethrough. I'm guessing not, but worth asking.

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I believe you are looking for a word processor, not a text editor. –  Phoshi Sep 22 '10 at 9:07
    
@Phoshi Was more just wondering if with all the notepad++ plugins, if there was something that embedded some markup which handled this. I realise that strikethrough is formatted text, not standard text. –  Dan Sep 22 '10 at 9:11

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I'm also seeking a solution for this problem (using Strikethrough for a to-do list). I couldn't find a plugin and I think creating one would be the best way to go.

As a work-around until that happens, what I'm doing is setting the language of my to-do list (a .txt file) to the "Properties" language. Then, when I'm done with that task, I put a '#' in front of it to make a comment (which color-codes the line as green and you can customize the color). Not as good as a strike-through but it gets the job done.

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Thanks. Good soln. until we get a strike though plugin for notepad++ –  goldenmean Feb 28 '13 at 15:37
    
I made this comment a year ago, and I don't use notepad++ for to-do lists anymore. I use OneNote, and you can add "To-do" tags by pressing "Ctrl+1" (which makes a checkbox for you). A webapp is available, as well as a mobile app. Just another option to consider. –  Atif Mar 1 '13 at 1:41
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Great suggestion, and I used this method to actually create strikethroughs, as follows: Edit the style of the Properties language by going to Settings > Style Configurator. Now, in 'Font Style', change the default font to a Strikethrough font. I used 'BPtypewriteStrikethrough' which I found here: 1001fonts.com/strikethrough-fonts.html (once-off install). Personally, I opted to change the green font to gray, which is less distracting. –  Michael Heraghty Mar 2 at 15:44

If you don't have option to strikethrough your style, you can set style to use some strikethroug font. This should be easy to find and download.

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You could right click on the line and use one of the marking styles (Using 1st Style, etc.). That won't do strikethrough, but it will highlight the line in a background you can choose by selecting which style and configure the styles in Settings > Style Configurator.

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Notepad++ has LED markers for each line, basically a blue light that you can turn off and on (click on the grey bar to the left of your text and immediately to the right of the line number)

Use this to indicate when a job is done perhaps?

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They are called bookmarks. The problem is if you ever close the file, they are lost. –  JustinStolle Nov 27 '11 at 7:32

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