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NewSc2
Feb 7, 2007, 02:01 AM
In Windows it was Ctrl-5. Is there one on Mac apps?



OMGWTFBBQ
Jan 16, 2008, 07:09 PM
I know this was posted awhile ago, but does anyone know the shortcut for strikethrough in OS X--OR How to make one e.g. :apple:S?

I would love to use this to quickly cross things out on my stickies, but currently have to go through the font menu... I've searched the internet, but to no avail...

nemex
Jan 16, 2008, 07:20 PM
I know this was posted awhile ago, but does anyone know the shortcut for strikethrough in OS X--OR How to make one e.g. :apple:S?

I would love to use this to quickly cross things out on my stickies, but currently have to go through the font menu... I've searched the internet, but to no avail...

try using shift-opt-k

OMGWTFBBQ
Jan 16, 2008, 07:30 PM
try using shift-opt-k

Thanks for the quick reply!

using shift-opt-k brings about the ":apple:" icon.

I'm looking for a shortcut that will cross out the text, I believe it's called "strikethrough." There are shortcuts for bold (Cmd-B) and italics (Cmd-I) but no strikethrough...

Any ideas?

nemex
Jan 16, 2008, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the quick reply!

using shift-opt-k brings about the ":apple:" icon.

I'm looking for a shortcut that will cross out the text, I believe it's called "strikethrough." There are shortcuts for bold (Cmd-B) and italics (Cmd-I) but no strikethrough...

Any ideas?

In Word you can customize shortcuts:

http://img.skitch.com/20080117-b5n6rqyjgi3i9ie5uusp3dkec8.png (http://forums.macrumors.com/%5Bimg%5Dhttp://img.skitch.com/20080117-b5n6rqyjgi3i9ie5uusp3dkec8.png%5B/img%5D)

Hope this helps :apple:

OMGWTFBBQ
Jan 17, 2008, 01:12 AM
Thanks Nemex.

Is there anyway to do this for Stickies?

I can't figure out if I can do it via system settings/keyboard shortcuts...

Lixivial
Jan 17, 2008, 01:28 AM
I can't figure out if I can do it via system settings/keyboard shortcuts...

There's not going to be an easy way to do this in any standardised Mac OS X applications due to the fact that it's not a menu item. It's embedded in the font panel, and as such there is no way to directly access it via keyboard shortcuts.

That's not to say an application (such as Scrivener, or some such) can't expose it, but most of Apple's have not done so. If it's in the menu bar in some form then you can assign a keyboard shortcut, but not otherwise.

OMGWTFBBQ
Jan 17, 2008, 03:06 AM
thanks for the info Lixivial. :)

Lomoco
Jun 18, 2008, 12:03 PM
I'm very sure that is in fact something similar to the strikethrough. I've done it before, it's more of a slash, and it goes through single characters. Dangit what was it...

Whatever it is, I know it exists.

xbxspac3
Nov 28, 2008, 01:53 AM
Well, I do know that it's possible to get a strikethrough font on TextEdit. And to get it on a sticky, I'm sure you just have to copy and paste. But before you can do that, you have to make your font crossed out. I have some pics that might explain it better.:D

After typing what you want to type in TextEdit:
>Highlight the text
>Go up to "Format"
>Click "Font"
>Click "Show Fonts"
After choosing a font:
>Click the "T" with 2 lines over it (right above "Collections" next to the "T" without 2 lines)

Once you click the arrow, it will have options for the strikethrough such as:
None, Single, Double, or Color.

Here are some pictures:
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm230/TehSpaceCat/strikethroughpic.png

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm230/TehSpaceCat/seehere.png

Sorry for the small pictures. They didn't come out too good.


As of the shortcut, I'm not sure. Sorry.
That is all the info I have.
Hope I helped.:o

NewSc2
Apr 16, 2009, 04:30 PM
Well, I do know that it's possible to get a strikethrough font on TextEdit. And to get it on a sticky, I'm sure you just have to copy and paste. But before you can do that, you have to make your font crossed out. I have some pics that might explain it better.:D

After typing what you want to type in TextEdit:
>Highlight the text
>Go up to "Format"
>Click "Font"
>Click "Show Fonts"
After choosing a font:
>Click the "T" with 2 lines over it (right above "Collections" next to the "T" without 2 lines)

Once you click the arrow, it will have options for the strikethrough such as:
None, Single, Double, or Color.

Here are some pictures:
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm230/TehSpaceCat/strikethroughpic.png

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm230/TehSpaceCat/seehere.png

Sorry for the small pictures. They didn't come out too good.


As of the shortcut, I'm not sure. Sorry.
That is all the info I have.
Hope I helped.:o

Hey there, Googled to see if there were any updates to the matter. I know how to do a strikethrough on Mac, I just wanted to know if there were a shortcut for doing so. I routinely keep "to-do" lists and the like on TextEdit, and on my PC I'd go down the list and Ctrl-5 to cross off things on Word.
Going through the menus is too time consuming on OSX.

I have MS Word on my Mac, but I only use it when I have to.

MacintheTosh33
Jul 8, 2009, 07:41 PM
Hello all, there is a very simple way to make a shortcut for the 'strikethrough text' command in Leopard

1) Open System Preferences and open the Keyboard & Mouse section
2) Switch to the Keyboard Shortcuts tab
- Here you will see a list of all the keyboard shortcuts available

3) click the + button in the bottom left
4) Select "All Applications" from the drop down so that your strikethrough command will work no matter where you're using it
5) set the "Menu Title:" to "Strikethrough"
6) select the "Keyboard Shortcut:" text field and type in your desired shortcut
7) enjoy :)

unregenerate
Jan 9, 2010, 08:50 AM
This only works if you have the Ruler showing in TextEdit, and if you create a style called Strikethrough. But it does indeed work if you do those things.

pmkenny1234
Jun 11, 2010, 01:05 PM
I was trying to do this for managing a TODO list in Excel 2008. I found by guessing that the shortcut is shift + command + - (minus key). It doesn't seem to work for Word or TextEdit, but for me Excel is much better for managing such a list anyway.

Meridiansix
Jul 2, 2010, 11:41 AM
Try Shift + Command + Underline

Mal
Jul 2, 2010, 11:57 AM
Try Shift + Command + Underline

There’s no “underline” key on the keyboard.:rolleyes:

jW

newyorkpaul
Jul 21, 2010, 04:29 PM
Here's my quick way to do Strikethrough in Stickies:

1. Highlight text
2. Cmd+T (brings up the Stickies font menu)
3. Select "single" from the strikethrough drop-down menu

Done.

NOTE (no pun intended) - You even have the options to select "none, single, double or color" in the strikethrough drop-down menu.

d31ux3
Nov 1, 2010, 06:52 AM
1. Open a new TextEdit document
2. Command-R to bring up rulers (if they ain't there already)
3. Select the 'Styles' drop down menu in the top left corner. It has 'Struck through' in it (I'm using TextEdit version 1.5, if you use another version this may be 'Strikethough' instead, if so, in the following instructions replace 'Struck through' with 'Strikethrough')
4. Open System Preferences, Select 'Keyboard & Mouse', then the 'Keyboard shortcuts' tab
5. Click the '+' button at the bottom
6. In the window which appears, select TextEdit from the Application drop down menu, in the 'Menu Title' area type in 'Struck through' exactly as it appears within the TextEdit 'Styles' menu. NOTE* This is the specific name of the action you wish to shortcut so get it right!
7. In 'Keyboard Shortcut' type your desired shortcut (I went for command-alt-s)
8. Quit System Prefs and TextEdit
9. Relaunch text edit and make rulers visible. Now if you select the 'Styles' drop down menu 'Struck through' will have your shortcut next to it
10. As pointed out in an earlier post, the shortcut works ONLY when rulers are visible

One more point, if you are creating a shortcut for a menu item such as TextEdit's 'Format/Fonts/Styles...' the 3 dots at the end of the word 'Styles...' need to be included in your shortcut name (point 6 in instructions above). These ARE NOT 3 full stops so instead of typing 'dot,dot,dot' place your cursor at the end of the shortcut name and (in System Prefs) go to 'Edit/Special Characters...' and either select or drag 'Horizontal Ellipsis' to the end of the shortcut name.

Lomoco
Nov 1, 2010, 11:06 PM
Good grief. How old is this thread? I wonder how long the original poster has had an answer....

OMGWTFBBQ
Nov 15, 2010, 05:31 PM
1. Open a new TextEdit document
2. Command-R to bring up rulers (if they ain't there already)
3. Select the 'Styles' drop down menu in the top left corner. It has 'Struck through' in it (I'm using TextEdit version 1.5, if you use another version this may be 'Strikethough' instead, if so, in the following instructions replace 'Struck through' with 'Strikethrough')
4. Open System Preferences, Select 'Keyboard & Mouse', then the 'Keyboard shortcuts' tab
5. Click the '+' button at the bottom
6. In the window which appears, select TextEdit from the Application drop down menu, in the 'Menu Title' area type in 'Struck through' exactly as it appears within the TextEdit 'Styles' menu. NOTE* This is the specific name of the action you wish to shortcut so get it right!
7. In 'Keyboard Shortcut' type your desired shortcut (I went for command-alt-s)
8. Quit System Prefs and TextEdit
9. Relaunch text edit and make rulers visible. Now if you select the 'Styles' drop down menu 'Struck through' will have your shortcut next to it
10. As pointed out in an earlier post, the shortcut works ONLY when rulers are visible

One more point, if you are creating a shortcut for a menu item such as TextEdit's 'Format/Fonts/Styles...' the 3 dots at the end of the word 'Styles...' need to be included in your shortcut name (point 6 in instructions above). These ARE NOT 3 full stops so instead of typing 'dot,dot,dot' place your cursor at the end of the shortcut name and (in System Prefs) go to 'Edit/Special Characters...' and either select or drag 'Horizontal Ellipsis' to the end of the shortcut name.

Thanks very much for the detailed explanation. Much appreciated.

gaudery
Feb 14, 2011, 08:24 AM
1. Open a new TextEdit document
2. Command-R to bring up rulers (if they ain't there already)
3. Select the 'Styles' drop down menu in the top left corner. It has 'Struck through' in it (I'm using TextEdit version 1.5, if you use another version this may be 'Strikethough' instead, if so, in the following instructions replace 'Struck through' with 'Strikethrough')
4. Open System Preferences, Select 'Keyboard & Mouse', then the 'Keyboard shortcuts' tab
5. Click the '+' button at the bottom
6. In the window which appears, select TextEdit from the Application drop down menu, in the 'Menu Title' area type in 'Struck through' exactly as it appears within the TextEdit 'Styles' menu. NOTE* This is the specific name of the action you wish to shortcut so get it right!
7. In 'Keyboard Shortcut' type your desired shortcut (I went for command-alt-s)
8. Quit System Prefs and TextEdit
9. Relaunch text edit and make rulers visible. Now if you select the 'Styles' drop down menu 'Struck through' will have your shortcut next to it
10. As pointed out in an earlier post, the shortcut works ONLY when rulers are visible

One more point, if you are creating a shortcut for a menu item such as TextEdit's 'Format/Fonts/Styles...' the 3 dots at the end of the word 'Styles...' need to be included in your shortcut name (point 6 in instructions above). These ARE NOT 3 full stops so instead of typing 'dot,dot,dot' place your cursor at the end of the shortcut name and (in System Prefs) go to 'Edit/Special Characters...' and either select or drag 'Horizontal Ellipsis' to the end of the shortcut name.

( : Thank you

bobgalli
Apr 26, 2011, 04:40 PM
Try Shift + Command + Underline


I think you mean Shift + Command + minus key. And it worked great on Mac Snow Leopard, MS Excel 2008.

gecks70
May 16, 2011, 06:55 AM
im probably too slow, and this has already been cracked, figured out, however you like to term it, but if you do a option shift 1 then type a letter, it puts a small strike through in , hope this helps.

khu834
May 25, 2011, 07:36 PM
shift + cmd + x works for excel 2011

oswiw
Jul 10, 2011, 09:23 AM
Follow the instructions above but for Menu Title input: Styles/Struck through

(and it will work without having to close and re-open)

oswiw
Jul 10, 2011, 11:16 AM
1. Open a new TextEdit document (I'm using TextEdit version 1.6).
2. If the ruler is not showing hit Command-R to bring it up.
3. Select the 'Styles' drop down menu in the top left corner. Choose "Struck through".
4. Select the Styles drop down menu and choose 'Other…'.
5. With Document styles selected, hit 'Add To Favorites'.
6. A dialog window pops up and asks you to 'Type a name for the style'. I entered 'Struck through' and so over-wrote the original style. You may prefer to leave the default setting in tact and type your own name eg My Struck through'. Leave the other options unchecked and hit 'Add'.
7. Open System Preferences and then Keyboard.
8. Click the '+' button at the bottom.
9. In the dialog window which appears, select TextEdit from the Application drop down menu, in the 'Menu Title' area type in 'Styles/' and the name you gave your style (in my case, I left the name unchanged and so 'Styles/Struck through') NOTE* This is the specific name of the action you wish to shortcut so get it right! Also NOTE* You do have to add or replace the style ie it won't work on the default style, 'Struck through'!
10. In 'Keyboard Shortcut' type your desired shortcut (I went for command+alt+- ie minus sign).
11. Click 'Add' and now if I select the 'Styles' drop down menu 'Struck through' will have the shortcut next to it.

NOTE* As pointed out in earlier posts, the shortcut works ONLY when the ruler is visible, you type the action exactly right and you actually over-write (or add) a style.

andreuze
Oct 27, 2011, 01:21 AM
First make any text to strikethrough style typing cmd+t, under TextStrikethrough drop down menu select your prefered style.

Then highlight any text, using shortcommand alt+opt+v for strikethroughe style.

Mabye there are other ways? I would prefer it to be as simples as cmd+"x".

msgvb
May 20, 2012, 08:55 AM
Hey nemex, which capture and markup software is this that you're using? very nice.

In Word you can customize shortcuts:

Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/%5Bimg%5Dhttp://img.skitch.com/20080117-b5n6rqyjgi3i9ie5uusp3dkec8.png%5B/img%5D)

Hope this helps :apple:

snipper
May 20, 2012, 07:15 PM
9. In the dialog window which appears, select TextEdit from the Application drop down menu, in the 'Menu Title' area type in 'Styles/' and the name you gave your style (in my case, I left the name unchanged and so 'Styles/Struck through') NOTE* This is the specific name of the action you wish to shortcut so get it right! Also NOTE* You do have to add or replace the style ie it won't work on the default style, 'Struck through'!


• Despite your exact explanation (Thank you!) it still took me an hour to get this to work in Textedit. I'm still not 100% sure why I couldn't get it to work before, I think I might have defined the new style in the document instead of the "Favorite styles", but also:
• For me (OS X 10.7.4, Mail 5.2, Dutch localisation) the 'Styles.../' should be left out, else it doesn't work!!!
• Also, someone mentioned it doesn't work if you define it for Textedit only.
• BTW watch out: The system control panel now let's you define the same keyboard shortcut twice without warning you. It did warn in older versions.
• I had to define a 'Standaard' shortcut to for undoing a struck through, it doesn't 'toggle' like bold or italic does if you use the shortcut.
• Now the keyboard shortcut I gave it (CMD-ALT-/) works fine in Textedit, but still not in Mail.. where I need it most!

Idea's anybody?

KiwiGoneDutch
Aug 26, 2012, 05:10 PM
Text Edit (1.7.1) has in the top-left corner a Pilcrow sign and in it's drop-down menu you'll find the "strike through" among other styles.

snipper
Aug 27, 2012, 05:12 AM
Check the subject. It's not about whether it's possible with a drop-down menu, it's how to strike-through text with a keyboard shortcut.

Alice Winter
Dec 7, 2012, 04:25 AM
• Despite your exact explanation (Thank you!) it still took me an hour to get this to work in Textedit. I'm still not 100% sure why I couldn't get it to work before, I think I might have defined the new style in the document instead of the "Favorite styles", but also:
• For me (OS X 10.7.4, Mail 5.2, Dutch localisation) the 'Styles.../' should be left out, else it doesn't work!!!
• Also, someone mentioned it doesn't work if you define it for Textedit only.
• BTW watch out: The system control panel now let's you define the same keyboard shortcut twice without warning you. It did warn in older versions.
• I had to define a 'Standaard' shortcut to for undoing a struck through, it doesn't 'toggle' like bold or italic does if you use the shortcut.
• Now the keyboard shortcut I gave it (CMD-ALT-/) works fine in Textedit, but still not in Mail.. where I need it most!

Idea's anybody?

Thank you!! I tried this in TextEdit 1.7.1 running OS X 10.7.5, and it worked!

Here's what I did (just in case someone wants another point of view):


Open TextEdit, type some text, and highlight it
In the top left corner of the window, click on the button with the paragraph symbol and select "Struck through". The text that you highlighted should now be struck through (and still highlighted).
Click on the paragraph button again but this time select "Styles..." (or alternatively, go to Format > Font > Styles). Your struck through text should appear in the dialog window.
Click on "Add to Favorites"
Type in "Struck through" and then click "Add" and then "Replace"
Now open System Preferences and go to Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts
Click on the plus sign
Select "All Applications" for the Application (if you select TextEdit, it won't work)
Type in "Struck through" for the menu title
Type in your desired shortcut (e.g., Ctrl-Cmd-S) for the Keyboard Shortcut and then click "Add"
Go back to TextEdit (closing and reopening the application is not necessary)
Click on the paragraph button again
The "Struck through" style should have the keyboard shortcut listed next to it
Try using the shortcut to strike through some text! It works!!


I want to be able to make a similar shortcut for the Default style so I can remove the strike through if I want to. However, if I try to save the Default style as a favorite, it disappears when I quit TextEdit and reopen it again. Actually, I can't replace the "Default" listing with the same name but instead I have to give it a new name (e.g., "My Default"). Otherwise, it won't ask me if I want to replace the name and instead it will create an additional "Default" listing, and the shortcut won't work. When I give it a new name, the shortcut works while I still have the application open, but once I quit and reopen, the style listing is gone. This only happens for the Default style (when I haven't made any style changes to the text). Even if I specify that I want to save the font as part of the style, the listing still disappears.

Has anyone else been able to make a shortcut for the Default style (using TextEdit 1.7.1)?