Are you searching for methods to strikethrough text in Gmail? Your search for keyword ends here. So, friends, this side is Aryan Gupta and today I am going to clear your all ambiguities about strikethrough text.
Text formatting is an important part of writing online. It not only changes the content looks, but it also makes your content more impressive and simple. All the people who love reading they want that the content must be interesting and clearly understood. People like clarity and using formatting to make your text clear will help people to read it.
It’s 2019, still, Gmail strikethrough option is not available. It may be possible that you found a new way to do strikethrough text in Gmail. But if you are searching for some easiest ways, then there is a solution. Before telling you the methods I would like to tell you that what is strikethrough?
What is Strikethrough?
Strikethrough is an important part of the typographical presentation. In strikethrough, a horizontal line goes through the text. But, the text remains readable. So without wasting your precious time, here are the methods:
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How to strikethrough text in Gmail?
Method 1: Use Inspect Element
If you ever learn a basic HTML code, then this method is quite simple and easy for you. Basically, in this method, we are going to add strikethrough HTML tag using inspect element. The limitation of this method is that it is limited to computer users only. If you are an iOS user or Android user you can use another method which I am going to tell you in this article.
“This method can be used whenever you want to strikethrough any specific word written between your mail.” These are the steps which you need to follow to apply this method
- Open the Chrome browser, select the text in Gmail, that you want to strikethrough. Then right click on it and then choose the “inspect element.”
- In the right corner of the screen, you will able to see inspect element Window. There are some lines of code which will be highlighted. If not then again select the text and choose to inspect option.
Right click on the highlighted text, and then choose the option “Edit as HTML”
- Now, in the small portion of the screen, you will able to see the email written by you. The only thing you need to do is to add an open tag before and after that word.
For example:- <s>Strikethrough</s>
Note:- In HTML language “S” tag is used for the strike.
It’s all done, now click only once in your email compose box. And, then close the inspect element window using the “X” icon. (Don’t close the chrome window).
This “Gmail Strikethrough” method is quite complex and complicated for normal computer users. But, if you understand this method then you use this method very easily and simply.
Method 2: Copy Strikethrough Text and Edit it.
This method is one of the simplest methods and it is easy and simple to use. If you don’t have time to download and use the script, then this solution might be helpful.
These are the steps below which you need to follow for applying this method
- At the very first step, you just have to copy the strikethrough text and paste it into your “Gmail Compose” box.
Select and Copy this text.
- Now, at the second step take your cursor to strikethrough text and now start writing what you want to. As you can see in the below picture. The content text written after this strikethrough text will appear in strikethrough format. After writing, you can delete or erase the copied word.
IMPORTANT: (Remove Strikethrough Format) After this strikethrough work, anything which you will write will appear in strikethrough format. In Gmail, you can remove formatting by pressing Ctrl + \ key simultaneously. So if you need to start writing normally. You need to select the text and press “Ctrl + \”.
Method 3: Use Google Docs.
This simple method is suggested by many tech bloggers and forums and even I tried this method many times and I think this method is worth mentioning. The easiest thing you have to do in this method is that you need to write text in Google Docs. Then use the Strikethrough option of Google Docs. And after that, you can copy and paste text in Gmail. Even I suggest you write whole text in Google Docs and then paste in the Gmail compose box.
“If you are thinking about why I had not suggested using Microsoft word or any other offline document editor. Then the answer is quite simple, when we copy the text in Microsoft Word it only copies normal text without formatting. But Google Docs gives you the opportunity to copy text as well as tags.”
- Open “Google Docs” site and login into it through your Gmail Account.
- Click on the “+” icon to open a new document.
- Now, whatever you want to write you can write and then select it.
- After selecting the word, go to format>text>Strikethrough.
Alternatively, you can also press Alt+shift+5 simultaneously to activate/deactivate strikethrough in Google Docs.
It’s all done. Now copy “Gmail Strikethrough” text and paste it. However, the first method is better than this.
Method 4: Install Chrome and Firefox Extension.
There is one more solution for strikethrough text in Gmail is by adding an extension on your browsers. The best and interesting thing about Chrome and Firefox Browser is we can add-ons or extensions. These extensions are helpful to add some extra features to your text. And the good news is, there is an extension available, which adds a “Gmail Strikethrough” option.
For Chrome browser – extension like Strikethrough is available on chrome browser which you can download from the web store.
- For using this extension, you need to reload the Gmail Tab. Then, select the text that you want to Strikethrough.
- Right click on it, then go to the strikethrough, etc.>Choose “Short strikethrough Option”.
For Firefox browser – extension like “Strikethrough” available for Gmail. This extension adds
“ S” option in the Gmail compose box. So that you can use directly this extension like other formatting tools.
So, friends, these are the methods for strikethrough text in Gmail. These methods make your content readable and impressive. Even I tried these methods for my contents, I have some more methods but these are the best of them. If you have any sort of problem regarding this article kindly let me know in the comment box. I hope you like this article.