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, 2014 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, 2014 at 14:37
  • An explanation GIF - you sir are a genius!
    – ToVine
    Mar 12, 2015 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? Jan 25, 2015 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, 2016 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... Oct 12, 2013 at 3:02

I do it in a little different way than adding borders.

Here are the steps:

  1. Write your text
  2. Press Tab
  3. Click in the top right corner of your horizontal scale to add a tab stop.
  4. Now, double-click the tab-stop. It'll open the configuration window.
  5. Select your tab fill character and voila, it works just as expected!

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