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How To Strikethrough In Canva (2 Easy Trick!)

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So you are looking to create a strikethrough text in Canva but then realized canva does not have a direct option to do that.

As a Canva user, I know how frustrating it can be when you want to neatly cross out texts but can’t seem to figure it out.

In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you a step-by-step process of crossing out or strikethrough text in Canva design with just a few clicks.

It’s perfect for neatly crossing out mistakes, outdated info, and anything else you want to indicate should be ignored.

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How To Strikethrough In Canva (Step By Step !)

Follow the steps to learn how to strikethrough the text in Canva:

1. Open a Design

Go to the Canva website and log in or sign up to get access to the Canva homepage.

Then look for the ‘Recent Designs’ section on the Canva homepage. This section contains all the designs that you have worked on in the past.

Open Recent Design

Click on the thumbnail of the design on which you want to strikethrough or cross out text in Canva.

Now, the design will open in the Canva editor.

2. Create a Strikethrough Text Effect

Below are two ways to strike through the text in Canva:

a) Insert Line Element

After getting directed to the Canva editor, click on the ‘Elements’ button from the left sidebar. A new menu with various elements and categories will open in front of you.

From the top search bar, search for the ‘Line’ and then click on it to add it to your design.

add a line from the elements section

Once you have your line on your design, drag it over the text element that you want to strikethrough.

To get a thicker strikethrough, click on the ‘Line Style’ button from the top toolbar and then drag the ‘Line Weight’ slider towards the right-hand side.

Drag The Slider To get the line thicker

As you drag the slider, you will see the line getting thicker in front of you.

A thicker line will give a more stunning strikethrough effect.

If you want to round the endpoints of your line, then you can also enable the ‘Rounded End Points’ button.

enable rounded end points button

From the same menu, you can also change the appearance of the line. You get three line styles on the top of the new menu.

Click on the ‘Line Style’ of your liking to change the appearance of your line to a dotted one.

Change The Appearance Of The Line

To change the color of your existing strikethrough, click on the line, and then from the top toolbar click on the ‘Line Color’ button.

Now colors menu will open on the left-hand side, if you are not satisfied with the default colors then use the color picker slider to create a new color.

change the color of the line

Once you find a color that catches your eye, click on it to change the existing color of your line.

After customizing the text according to your needs, it is time to group the elements.

While pressing the ‘Shift’ key on your keyboard, click on both elements (line and text) to add them to the selection.

Once the elements are selected, you will notice a boundary box around them with a few options at the top.

group the elements

Click on the ‘Group’ button from the top of the boundary box. Now both your elements will get combined and you can then move, edit, resize, etc them as one.

Or you can also use the keyboard shortcut for grouping text: Ctrl + G.

  • Note: If your design does not have a text element, then click on the ‘Text’ button from the left sidebar. Then click on a default text style or font combination and start typing your desired text.

b) Use Strikethrough Text Generator

Go to strikethrough text generator.

In the top empty box, type in the text that you want to strikethrough or cross out.

As a result of which strikethrough text will automatically be generated in the bottom box. Then click on the ‘Copy To Clipboard’ button to copy the text.

Strikethrough text generator

Then go back to your design and click on the ‘Text’ button from the left sidebar and then click on a default text style to add it to your design.

add a text element

Now click on the ‘Backspace’ key from your keyboard to remove the existing text and then press Ctrl + V from your keyboard to paste the copied text.

Ctrl V To Paste the copied text

After pasting the strikethrough text, it is time to resize the text.

Click on the text ones, and then on the ‘Font Size’ button from the top toolbar.

resize the text

Now enter your specific font size and then drag and position the resized text according to your liking.

3. Save Your Design

If you want to save the strikethrough text on your desktop, then from the top right corner of the screen, click on the ‘Share’ button.

click on share button

Then click on the ‘Download’ button from the new menu to open the download settings.

downlooad your design

Then set your file type to your desired format and click on the ‘Download’ button again at the end.

FAQ- How To Strikethrough In Canva

Below are a few frequently asked questions to deepen your understanding:

How Do You Line Up Text In Canva?

If you want to line up text in Canva, first select the text element and then click on the ‘Alignment’ button from the top toolbar to change the alignment of the text.
Then keep clicking on the ‘Alignment’ button to get access to various alignment options such as left-align, center-align, right-align, and justify. To know in detail, go through our How To Align In Canva blog.

How Do I Convert Text To Outlines In Canva?

To convert text into outlines in Canva, click on your desired text and then click on the ‘Effects’ button from the top toolbar. As a result of which an effects menu will open on the left-hand side.

Click on the ‘Splice’ effect from the effects menu to convert your text into outlines in Canva.

How Do You Add Text Transitions In Canva?

To add text transitions in Canva, click on the text ones. As a result of which a toolbar will appear on the top of the screen. Click on the ‘Animate’ button from the top toolbar.

And then choose an animation from the given options such as pan, wipe, drift, etc. Once you like an animation, click on it to add it to your text.

Before You Leave

Now you know how to add stylish strikethrough effects to your Canva designs!

You’ve got not one but two great options to neatly and efficiently strike through anything in your Canva projects.

Whether you’re indicating sold-out menu items, expired dates, or deleting content, strikethrough makes it crystal clear.

Let me know if you have any other questions! I’m always happy to share Canva tips and tricks.

Thank You.

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