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How to Strike Out Text on a Forum

Updated February 21, 2017

Striking through, or striking out, portions of text while in a forum places a line directly through the centre of the word or phrase you are striking out. Using this allows you to point out "checked off" items on a list or make a point regarding certain words or phrases while in the forum. The exact method for striking out text while in a forum depends on the code or "text editor" that the individual running the forum uses.

Type the value "[s]" before the word or phrase you are striking out.

Enter the word or phrase directly after the "[s]" value without any spaces (For example "[s]Strike").

Type the value "[/s]" directly after the word or phrase without using any spaces or punctuation (For example "[s]Strike[/s]"). A line appears through the text once you submit your forum post.

Type the value "" in front of the word or phrase you are striking out.

Enter the words or phrase right after the "" value (For example "Strike).

Type the value "" directly after the word or phrase (For example "Strike"). A line goes through the text when you submit your post in the forum.

Click the "Advanced Editor" or "Text Editor" tab in the forum.

Type the word or phrase you are striking out.

Highlight the word or phrase with your cursor.

Click the "Strike Through" or "Strike Out" icon in the text toolbar. This icon is likely letters with a line through them.

Click "Submit." A line is placed through the centre of the chosen text.

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Andrew Smith has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared on various online sites. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University.