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How to remove all hyperlinks in a Microsoft Word document

Hyperlinks are links in documents or text that you can click if you want to be taken directly to a webpage containing additional information.

Hyperlinks enable you to summarise the content and add references if a reader wants to do additional reading. Hyperlinks are easy to identify in a document. Usually, they are underlined and blue in color.

If you are writing a document and realize that perhaps you have been asked not to include them, the good news is they can be removed: individually and at once.

Below are two methods you can use to remove hyperlinks from your document.

Method 1: Using the context menu.

This method is suitable if you are trying to remove one or a few hyperlinks, not all.

  • Go to the hyperlink in your document.
  • Right-click the hyperlink.
  • MS Word displays a contextual menu.
  • From the menu, select ‘Remove Hyperlink.’
  • The link now looks like the rest of the document and is not underlined.
  • Alternatively, choose ‘Edit Hyperlink’ from the contextual menu.
  • A new window will open up on your screen.
  • Select ‘Remove Hyperlink’ from the bottom left of your screen.
  • Choose OK.

Method 2: Using keyboard shortcuts.

Removing hyperlinks one at a time can be time-consuming and exhausting. Therefore, this is a quick and suitable method only if you want to remove all the hyperlinks in your document.

  1. Press Ctrl + A. This selects all the text in the document.
  2. Then, press Ctrl + Shift + F9 to remove all the hyperlinks in the document.

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