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Standard Icon for Strike-Thru?

Is there a standard icon for strike through text?  I have seen the letters 'ABC' with a strike through them and the capital letter 'T' with a strike through it. 

I know that this is normally an effect that is only displayed in the Select Font dialog box, but I would like to use an icon in my application and was wondering if there was a standard icon that was normally used.

Dave B.
Sunday, October 19, 2003

Strikethrough seems like such a rare icon that there is probably not a "standard".  if you were to ask about "save", for example, there is the recognized floppy disk icon.  for strikethrough i don't think a common standard exists. 

(as an aside, it's think it's interesting that the floppy Save icon will probably stick around in all future versions of Office, even 10-20 yrs from now when nobody uses 3.5'' floppies)

for stikethrough, i'd suggest using whatever seems to be clearest.  personally I like ABC with a strikethrough, since it's less of a leap than to figure out that T stands for text.   

EAW
Sunday, October 19, 2003

MS Word 97's icon is ABC with a line through it.

Right click on your icon bar (damn what's the real name for that thing?), go to Customize, and select Format. Scroll down and you'll find it.

MS Office is about as "Standard" as you're likely to get here.

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, October 19, 2003

I believe they are called Toolbars and/or Coolbars. (Seperate controls heh)

Tornado
Sunday, October 19, 2003

speaking of this, does anyone know of someone I can 'grab' copies of all the standard toolbar icons?

I think I may begin a good collection myself (note the focus on quality not quantity).

Aussie Chick
Monday, October 20, 2003

If you have a copy of Visual Studio then they'll be installed in \Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\Graphics\Icons\Office

There's a Win95 collection in the Icons directory as well.

Simon Lucy
Monday, October 20, 2003

Cool, I do.

Aussie Chick
Monday, October 20, 2003

You should also check out http://www.glyfz.com and www.glyfx.com. Both provide inexpensive sets of toolbar images.

Tim Sullivan
Monday, October 20, 2003

I got my icons from the Visual C++ WordPad example project.  They are in the "res" directory.  I believe you can also extract icons from exe's. (Not sure what tool does this though.)

Pete
Monday, October 20, 2003

>> I believe you can also extract icons from exe's.
>> (Not sure what tool does this though.)

<a href="http://www.microangelo.us">http://www.microangelo.us</a>
Microangelo is what I use.  It does icon extraction, editing, replacing, resource collection, plus starts your toaster in the morning.  $40, IIRC.  Though I'm sure there are share- or freeware extractors out there as well.

van pelt
Monday, October 20, 2003

well, that worked like a charm.

    try  http://www.microangelo.us  instead.

van pelt
Monday, October 20, 2003

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