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## Horizontal strikethrough?

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### Horizontal strikethrough?

I am curious if there is a way to make a horizontal strikethrough in mathmode. An example of why I would want this is to be able to define spatial volumes as something like:

\strikethrough{V}

in order to differentiate them with other quantities that are apt to be defined as V.

The command \sout{arg} from the ulem package SHOULD work, but instead it underlines "arg" for some reason. I have no idea why this would be the default behavior, since ulem.sty also contains \uline{arg}, which is explicitly intended to underline text.

In the actual text of the ulem.sty, it recommends resetting \ULdepth from a default value:

\newdimen\ULdepth \ULdepth=negVal

where negVal is some negative measurement (e.g., -6pt), but this has absolutely no effect on where the line is placed.

I'm not terribly attached to ulem.sty - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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### Re: Horizontal strikethrough?

With amsmath and ulem loaded, $\text{\sout{\ensuremath{V}}}$ works, but perhaps someone will have a more elegant solution.

frabjous

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### Re: Horizontal strikethrough?

The following works for me:

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\usepackage{soul}...\st{text to strike through}
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