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How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut in Excel

If you're like most people, you probably use the strikethrough shortcut in Excel all the time. After all, it's a great way to quickly remove unwanted text from a cell. But did you know that there's more to the strikethrough shortcut than just deleting text?

In this article, we'll show you how to use the strikethrough shortcut in Excel to its full potential. We'll also share some tips on how to make the most of this handy tool.

The Basics: How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut in Excel

The strikethrough shortcut in Excel is simple to use. Just select the text you want to remove and press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + 5

That's it! The selected text will now have a line through it, indicating that it's been removed. You can still see the text, but it's now clearly marked as deleted.

One thing to keep in mind is that the strikethrough shortcut only works on selected text. So if you want to remove the strikethrough from a cell, you'll need to select the entire cell. To do this, just click on the cell and press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + A

Now that the entire cell is selected, you can press the strikethrough shortcut keys to remove the strikethrough. Keep in mind that this will also remove any other formatting, such as bold or italics, from the cell.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Delete Text

The strikethrough shortcut is a great way to quickly delete unwanted text from a cell. Just select the text you want to delete and press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + 5

The selected text will now have a line through it, indicating that it's been removed. You can still see the text, but it's now clearly marked as deleted. This is a great way to quickly remove unwanted text without having to delete the entire cell.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Format Text

In addition to deleting text, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to format text. Just select the text you want to format and press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + 1

This will open the Format Cells dialog box. From here, you can select the strikethrough option from the Font tab. Just click on the checkbox next to Strikethrough and then click on the OK button.

The selected text will now have a line through it. This is a great way to quickly format text without having to apply the strikethrough formatting manually.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Insert Text

In addition to deleting and formatting text, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to insert text. Just position your cursor where you want to insert the text and press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + Shift + 5

This will open the Insert Text dialog box. From here, you can enter the text you want to insert. Just type the text in the box and then click on the OK button.

The text you entered will now be inserted at the cursor location. This is a great way to quickly insert text without having to type it manually.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Select Text

In addition to deleting, formatting, and inserting text, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to select text. Just position your cursor at the beginning of the text you want to select and press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + Shift + 8

This will select the text from the cursor position to the end of the line. If you want to select more than one line of text, just press the Enter key after each line.

Once the text is selected, you can press the Ctrl + C keys to copy it, the Ctrl + X keys to cut it, or the Ctrl + V keys to paste it.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Find Text

In addition to deleting, formatting, inserting, and selecting text, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to find text. Just press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + F

This will open the Find dialog box. From here, you can enter the text you want to find. Just type the text in the box and then click on the Find button.

The text you entered will now be highlighted in the document. This is a great way to quickly find text without having to scroll through the document manually.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Replace Text

In addition to deleting, formatting, inserting, selecting, and finding text, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to replace text. Just press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + H

This will open the Replace dialog box. From here, you can enter the text you want to replace. Just type the text in the box and then click on the Replace button.

The text you entered will now be replaced with the text in the Replace with box. This is a great way to quickly replace text without having to scroll through the document manually.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Save a Document

In addition to deleting, formatting, inserting, selecting, finding, and replacing text, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to save a document. Just press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + S

This will save the document. You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + S keys to save the document as a different file type.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Print a Document

In addition to deleting, formatting, inserting, selecting, finding, replacing, and saving text, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to print a document. Just press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + P

This will open the Print dialog box. From here, you can select the printer and the number of copies you want to print. Just make your selections and then click on the Print button.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Undo an Action

In addition to deleting, formatting, inserting, selecting, finding, replacing, saving, and printing text, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to undo an action. Just press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + Z

This will undo the last action. You can also use the Ctrl + Y keys to redo the last action.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Cut Text

In addition to deleting, formatting, inserting, selecting, finding, replacing, saving, printing, and undoing an action, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to cut text. Just select the text you want to cut and press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + X

The selected text will now be cut and placed on the clipboard. You can then paste the text into another location by pressing the Ctrl + V keys.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Copy Text

In addition to deleting, formatting, inserting, selecting, finding, replacing, saving, printing, undoing an action, and cutting text, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to copy text. Just select the text you want to copy and press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + C

The selected text will now be copied and placed on the clipboard. You can then paste the text into another location by pressing the Ctrl + V keys.

How to Use the Strikethrough Shortcut to Paste Text

In addition to deleting, formatting, inserting, selecting, finding, replacing, saving, printing, undoing an action, cutting, and copying text, the strikethrough shortcut can also be used to paste text. Just position your cursor where you want to paste the text and press the following keys on your keyboard:

Ctrl + V

The text on the clipboard will now be pasted at the cursor location.

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