In this post you’ll learn a single keyboard shortcut that allows you to double underline text in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

And it makes sense, right?

Why bother learning three different keyboard shortcuts (one for each program) when you can instead just learn a single shortcut that works in all three?

Speed training at it’s best!

But before you dive in and learn this shortcut, let’s review what double underlines can look like (text vs. table borders).

Double underline examples in Word, PowerPoint and Excel

[Watch] Double Underline Text Tutorial

To learn more PowerPoint shortcuts to save time, see our guide here.

Step #1: Select your text or numbers

Whether you are in Word, Excel or PowerPoint, the first step to adding or removing a double underline is selecting your text.

Step #2: Launch the Font dialog box

You can launch the Font Dialog box in Word, Excel and PowerPoint using the CTRL + SHIFT + F keyboard shortcut.

Shortcut for Double Underlining in Word

In Microsoft Word, you can bypass this Font Dialog box technique by using the CTRL + SHIFT + D shortcut.

CTRL + SHIFT + D will immediately add a double underline in Word. To remove the the double underline, with you text selected simply hit the shortcut again.

Step #3: Select an text underline style

Within the Font Dialog Box, open the Underline Style drop-down and from the options and select the double underline style you want to add to your text or numbers.

Other Font dialog box options

Once you are in the Font Dialog box, notice that you have a lot of other options to work. This includes the strikethrough, double strikethrough, superscript and subscript options.

That means that If you memorize the CTRL + SHIFT + F shortcut, you can get at all of these options with one shortcut.

Creating the Accounting Style Formatting in PowerPoint

If you want to recreate the Accounting Style formatting from Excel, watch the short how to video below (it’s pretty sneaky).

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