How to Do Cross-Outs & Bold on Tumblr
By Danielle Fernandez
Tumblr's micro-blogging platform is based on a variety of short and simple blog posts created with equally simple tools, including a rich text editor that makes post customization a breeze. The editor helps you add special formatting to your text-based blog updates, including bolding, italicizing, cross-outs -- also called strikethrough text -- and underlining. For more advanced users, an HTML editor is available to facilitate manual formatting.
Formatting with the Rich Text Editor
The rich text editor appears by default when you create a new "Text" post on Tumblr. Begin by typing your desired comments in the "Post" box, then highlight the text to which you want to apply special formatting. Using the toolbar directly above the entry field, click the "Bold" icon -- which looks like a capital "B" -- to apply a bold stroke to the text. Click the "Strikethrough" icon -- which looks like a capital "S" with a horizontal line through it -- to strike through (or cross out) the text you've entered.
Strikethrough and Bolding with HTML Coding
Based in Tampa, Fla., Danielle Fernandez been writing, editing and illustrating all things technology, lifestyle and education since 1999. Her work has appeared in the Tampa Tribune, Working Mother magazine, and a variety of technical publications, including BICSI's "Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual." Fernandez holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of South Florida.