This is freakin’ awesome; I had no idea that you could assign keyboard shortcuts this easily:
- Press Ctrl+D or choose Font from the Format menu. (If you are using Word 2007, press Ctrl+D or click the Home tab of the ribbon, then click the small control at the bottom-right of the Font group.) Word displays the Font tab of the Font dialog box. (Click here to see a related figure.)
- Hold down Alt+Ctrl and, at the same time, press the plus sign on the numeric keypad. The mouse pointer turns into a clover symbol.
- Click on the Strikethrough check box in the Font dialog box. (As you move the mouse pointer to get ready to click, the mouse pointer may change back to an arrow instead of a clover; this is OK.) When you click, Word displays the Customize Keyboard dialog box with the insertion point blinking in the Press new Shortcut Key box. (Click here to see a related figure.)
- Type whatever shortcut key you want to use for the strikethrough format. Just hold down whatever combination of the Alt, Ctrl, and Shift keys you want, and then press the desired key to go with that combination. If the combination is already taken, that information shows just below the Customize Keyboard dialog box, and you can then change to a different shortcut key. (A good combination to consider is Alt+Shift+S or Ctrl+Alt+S, neither of which are used in a default installation of Word.)
- Click the Assign button. The shortcut key is now assigned to apply strikethrough formatting.
- Click Close to dismiss the Customize Keyboard dialog box.
- Click Cancel to dismiss the Font dialog box.
(via Topics: Strikethrough Shortcut Key)
More shortcuts available here: http://word.tips.net/W020_Shortcut_Keys.html
This was extremely beneficial to me.
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This information is very useful
omg this was sooo helpful thanks!! 😀
Woot, that IS helpful!!
Thanks, I use strikethough all the time and this is a great tool. I have been using Word so long that I am sure that there are lots of features and tricks that have been added since I took an initial class a decade ago.
That was AWESOME!! it’s just what I needed to know and was explained beautifully! thanks so much.
Great! this one makes all other 100.000+ topics completely redundant. Thanks a bunch
no…this did not help. *sigh*
Awesome – thanks so much for sharing!!!
This is a handy little tool indeed. Carol’s Word Bytes Newsletter publishes tips like this and more twice every month! If you aren’t subscribed, you really should be!
Awesome- thank you so much!!!
Thanks ! Helped me out too !
SO helpful, thank you for sharing!
This is AWESOME! Who knew!
I was tearing my hair out trying to find the strikethrough option on Microsoft. Thanks for the great easy tip. It helped a great deal.
Thanks! This is a huge help!
For those still using Word 2004, you can find the ‘Customize Keyboard dialog box’ under ‘Tools’, then at the bottom of that menu ‘Customize’ then, ‘Customize the keyboard’.
You, my friend, are my hero. =D
Excellent post. Thanks a lot.
Anyway I can transfer this over to my MS Outlook new mail message as well ?
That’s incredibly handy!
So basically we can make new shortcuts from anywhere using Ctrl + Alt + Numpad Plus button. Yay! 😀
You can access *any* of the formatting settings from the keyboard as follows:
control-d (gets the font menu)
alt-k (for strikethrough, for example — notice the underlines in the font menu)
ENTER (to apply the change)
After control-d, you can also TAB through the various settings, again hitting ENTER to apply whatever changes you’ve made.
Really helpful – thanks for the tip – exactly what I was looking for.
Quick and easy, thanks v much!
Beautiful!! … looked for a shortcut for hours till I came across your posting — worked on first try! … thanks.
Fascinating ! despite using Words for so long, I did not know there is a “shortcut” to make a shortcut. thanks for the info. keep it up.
Very helpful! Thanks!
Wonderful Tip.. Its awesome….
Or in new word
Top left corner, the word symbol (three colored boxes) which opens a dialogue
In that dialogue, at bottom right click “Word Options”, then “Customize”
Then at the bottom click “Keyboard shortcuts: Customize”
Choose in “Categories” all commands, then under “Commands” (to the right) find “strikethrough” and assign that to a shortcut key (or see what the shortcut key was)
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how can you do this on a laptop? i dont have a numerical keyboard, and cant figure this out….. ???
It’s really help me thanks a lot.
great tip, thank you.
can work on excel?
in excel, just use CTRL+5