# Cross out the selected text using macro script in TexStudio

I have a Tex file that I need to edit while somehow keeping the original words and sentences highlighted. To do this, I am going to cross out the part of the original text that I replace with my own words. The command \st{TEXT} in the package soul seems to do the job. I'm looking for a way to define a macro in TeXstudio such that by selecting the text, the cross out command encapsulate the text, i.e. \st{THE_SELECTED_TEXT}. I am not familiar with macro programming in TeXstudio.

• Does it need to be a TeXstudio macro? TeXstudio kind of can this on its own if the macro \st is known for it. If you select text and then type \st and auto-complete it TeXstudio automatically places the selected text as an argument to \st. The only problem is that \st may not properly recognized by TeXstudio. The soul.cwl (the auto-complete configuration file) lists it as a parameter-less macro so you might either change that or use your own soul-custom.cwl file or actually simply ad \st{arg} as a macro. Also, TeXstudio scans \newcommand and \providecommand´ (dummy) entries. – Qrrbrbirlbel Jul 3 '13 at 15:40
• I check-marked soul.cwl in the configuration of TeXstudio, but it didn't help me. Thanks for your comment. It solved my problem – Rasoul Jul 3 '13 at 16:08

I have found another quite simple solution. Say, if you have just typed $AB$, and then you want to surround AB by \overline{}. You can select the text AB` and then directly type "ov"(you may, of course, find that the word AB is deleted, but don't worry!) and press "Tab", then you can get what you want.