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    Strikethrough with dashes (Word 2002)

    I work with a law office that wants to use a Strikethrough made of dashes rather than a solid line or two solid lines. Currently they place the printed document in a typewriter to accomplish this.

    Is there a way to do this within Word?

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    Re: Strikethrough with dashes (Word 2002)

    Using the Drawing toolbar, create a horizontal line. Then select the line, right-click, format AutoShape, select dashed line style, select the weight, and OK. Then, it's just a matter of moving and resizing the line over the "strikethrough" text. You can nudge the line in small increments by using the Ctrl and arrow keys.
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    Re: Strikethrough with dashes (Word 2002)

    Word has an EQ field that allows you to overstrike any two characters. But you would need to automate this to avoid going mad. For example, you'd have a macro that would take every letter in the selected text and add a field to overstrike it with a hyphen. Undoing that would be trickier.

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