Version: LibreOffice

Is it possible to apply strikethrough text formatting in LibreOffice Writer?


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Select what you want to strikethrough, rightclick, style and select strikethrough. I believe this works the same way on every modern wordprocessor I've come across

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    A bit late to the party, but may I ask how you created that GIF? – pzkpfw Jul 20 '14 at 14:31
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    I used licecap - you can see an example of me using it in this answer, recorded using licecap. – Journeyman Geek Jul 20 '14 at 14:37
  • An explanation GIF - you sir are a genius! – ToVine Mar 12 '15 at 20:47

To add the option to the tool bar, right-click the tool bar, then click "configure". Then click "add" and browse to "format", then "strikethough" and click "add". (You can move it next to the underline button by marking it and using the arrows under "modify".)

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    This should be enabled by default... Please @libreoffice? – Melroy Jan 25 '15 at 1:24
  • Thanks, I come back to this answer every time I install LO. This should be the accepted answer. BTW the Menu item is now "Customize Toolbar...", and no longer "configure". – kmarsh Jan 15 '16 at 20:14

In the Character formatting dialog box, change the value of the Strikethrough pulldown on the Font Effects tab.

  • Ah.. that reminds me, I totally forgot about the menubar, I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 and forgot the topmost application titlebar morphs into menubar when mouse hovers over it. I was wondering why there were only toolbar icons available in Writer... – Level1Coder Oct 12 '13 at 3:02

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