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How do I strikethrough text in Gmail?

While this is a very old query, I have found a nifty way to work on it, thus posting it as a solution. There is a shortcut Alt+Shift+5 to toggle the strike-through. Select the text to strike through, ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

For the current WYSIWYG editor, hit Ctrl+Z immediately after conversion happened. For example: abc *def* ghi will result in abc def ghi On the other hand, abc *def*<CTRL+Z> ghi will ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

Solution Copy and paste the text below and change the word in the asterisks for your own needs: *bold*­ It will not be rendered as bold text when you post your Slack message. Note: There are hidden ...
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How to change the default link color in Google Slides?

I had a somewhat similar problem and found the following solution: 1) Open the Master Slide; 2) Select "Colors..." at the top of the Master Slide; 3) At the "Theme colors" dialog (right-hand side ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

UPDATE!: (2017-12-07) It seems Google has updated the Chrome web browser controls (and possibly others) to show placeholders for many common ASCII control characters, INCLUDING the Vertical Tab ...
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Is there a shortcut key for changing Google Sheets text color to the "last color"?

If the last action that you made was to apply the color then use Redo Ctrl + y
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Is there a shortcut key for changing Google Sheets text color to the "last color"?

Here are the steps: Press Alt + / Type the color (eg. blue, red etc) Hit Enter Alt + / is like a command palette for all available commands. It's in Help menu.
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How do I strikethrough text in Gmail?

On Mac in Google Chrome, select the text, and hit Cmd-Shift-x.
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Show text part of a multipart email in Gmail

It looks like the "Message text garbled?" option in Sarah's answer was removed from Gmail in mid-February 2017. In the Gmail product forums, user William25 posted this trickier but valid workaround. ...
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Create documents with plain text formatting in Google Docs

One way to do it is to keep and edit documents as plain text files without leaving Google Drive. While Google doesn't support by default plain .txt files you can integrate a Google Drive 3rd party ...
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How can I display the name of the month in different languages in Google Spreadsheets?

Dates are displayed based not on the browser default language, but on the spreadsheet locale, which is set in File > Spreadsheet options. You can also use the =GOOGLETRANSLATE() formula.
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How to prevent Gmail from creating map link from address?

The following approach seems to work! <a href="" style="text-decoration:none;color: rgba(227,227,227,0.5);">%SENDER-INFO-SINGLELINE%</a> Basically, I'm now preemptively making the ...
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How can I make multiple non-contiguous text selections in Google Docs?

A simple one-step non-adjacent text selection functionality like Ctrl + click is not currently available in Google Docs. However, I have found a work-around which is able to achieve non-adjacent text ...
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Define special inline styles in Google Docs

As far as I'm aware, custom named styles (like "Normal text" etc.) are not yet supported and nobody is aware of any plans to implement them. However, implicit, "by example" styles exist and can be ...
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How can I add status indicators to a section in GitHub?

Status indicators such as are often referred to as Code Repository Badges. These repo badges can be applied with Markdown to show on your wiki or documentation page; many dynamic status badges ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

There is only one way to achieve what you want: Use a bot to create messages using the Slack API. Here's a page with an example showing how to do exactly what you want. But if you, the human, are ...
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How to left align dollar symbol but right align number?

You can align your dollar amounts like that by selecting the Accounting format. Select Format on the menu Select Number Select Accounting
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Making transparent text in Google Slides

To make transparent text in Google Slides : Insert > Word Art Then change the fill and outline colors by clicking on the respective icons and clicking custom then changing the transparency level.
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Making transparent text in Google Slides

While Google Slides does not natively support the functionality of setting opacity on the color of the text, there is a workaround you can use which employs a similar feature which Google Suite does ...
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How can I stop Messenger bolding from putting * around text?

Just simply wrap the word around backtick symbol (`) Like, write It will give you your expected output.
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Is there a shortcut key for changing Google Sheets text color to the "last color"?

The answer is no for: shortcut key for changing text color to the last color? but you can always make one for color change: first you will need to click on the toolbar/ribbon to escape the cell ...
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Edit the Custom Colors for Text Colors in Google Docs

For both Google Apps (Google Docs & Google Sheets) applies the following: each custom color is saved in the separate free slot until the last one if all slots are full, the last one will act as "...
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Ordered list in Gmail with letters instead of numbers?

When I want specific formatting (such as tables), I write the email in Word first then paste it in Gmail. I tried it with your example of lettered bullets and it worked well. I haven't found another ...
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Ordered list in Gmail with letters instead of numbers?

With one caveat, there is a simple way to do this using the Developer Tools of your web browser. Caveat: There does not seem to be a "straightforward" way to do this directly through the ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

There is a Unicode character, "Combining Grapheme Joiner" (͏Unicode: U+034F, UTF-8: CD 8F) that, if inserted just before one of the special characters in Slack, somehow nerfs Slack's detection of the ...
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Text formatting enhancements on Facebook

I can't find any official announcement, but it seems that Markdown is now supported only when posting as a page:
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Composing a plain text email in Google Groups

By default , it is just plain text, until you change certain formatting options. (or paste in something with rich content, with ctrl+V rather than ctrl+shift+V) As an owner of a group, you could ...
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Is there a shortcut key for changing Google Sheets text color to the "last color"?

Copy the cell that has the formatting that you need (Ctrl+C) Paste format only on top of the cell(s) that you want to be formatted the same way (Ctrl+Alt+V)
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