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Sorry but I couldn't find this info. How do I strike the text?

marked as duplicate by random May 14 '13 at 23:22

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    The answer to the linked question answer your question. This is exactly why we keep duplicates around here. Someone searching with the terms you used will find the information now that it is linked. (Ideally it would have been closed before someone answered, thus avoiding duplicating the actual information.) – Mat May 24 '13 at 17:58
  • This question is definitely not a duplicate of the one that is linked. The one that is linked asks if markdown has a way to express strikeout, which is doesn't. It does NOT ask how to strike out text, or provide a clear answer on the way to do that. – spacetyper Sep 17 '15 at 16:24
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You can strikethrough with the HTML tag <s> and the close tag </s>.

Like so

<s>Like so</s>

In chat this effect can be achieved with ---

---Like so---

Don't use it too often, though; it doesn't look very good.

  • Awesome, thank you!! – John Smith Optional May 14 '13 at 22:44
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    And if you're in chat, it's ---text---. – tombull89 May 15 '13 at 9:36
  • Wow - I didn't know you could use just <s>. Learn something new every day here :) – Adam Rackis May 24 '13 at 18:27
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    But how to use it in comments ? – Tarik Feb 17 '15 at 15:54
  • @Tarik I'm fairly certain there's not a way to strike text in comments currently. – Aza Feb 17 '15 at 16:08
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    @Emrakul but why if we use some tools like this one: adamvarga.com/strike, we can do it like this T̶e̶x̶t̶, normally there should be a way to do it without using that tool – Tarik Feb 17 '15 at 16:11
  • <s>Like so</s> works ? – Drag and Drop Aug 22 '18 at 9:38
  • What happens when you... ---<s>do this?</s>--- – Magic Octopus Urn Mar 18 at 14:28
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You can also use <strike>striking text</strike>. It's more typing but it works!

striking text

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