How to Strikethrough Text in a PDF on Mac

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1. Open the PDF document in Highlights

From the menu bar choose File > Open. Locate and select the file you want to open, then click Open:

Window for opening PDF file in Highlights on macOS 11 Big Sur

The PDF opens in a document window:

Highlights document window for macOS 11 Big Sur

2. Select the text you want to strikethrough

This will bring up the selection popover:

Text selection popover

3. Choose a color and click the strikethrough button in the popover

Strikethrough icon

Your annotation is added to the PDF and the text you added a strikethrough to appear in your notes which you can easily share.

Similarly, you can also highlight and underline text in PDFs.