- You can remove all of the hyperlinks from a document in Microsoft Word using a couple of keyboard shortcuts.
- This won’t affect any of the other document formatting. It just removes all of the document hyperlinks.
- Individual hyperlinks can be removed by right-clicking on the hyperlink, then choosing “Remove Hyperlink”.
The steps in this article are going to show you how to remove all of the hyperlinks from an entire document using Microsoft Word for Office 365.
- Open your document in Microsoft Word.
- Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select the entire document.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + F9 on your keyboard.
When creating a document in Microsoft Word, especially if that document is citing other sources, it’s fairly common to copy and paste from those sources.
If one of your sources is a Web page, however, then there’s a good chance that some of that copied text is going to include a couple of hyperlinks.
In a long document those hyperlinks can add up quickly, and you might need to remove them.
But rather than removing the hyperlinks individually, there’s a faster way to remove all of the hyperlinks from a Microsoft Word document.
If you want to start using some of the other formatting tools in your documents, then our guide on how to draw a line through text in Word is a great place to start.
How to Delete All Hyperlinks in Microsoft Word
The steps in this article were performed using the Microsoft Word for Office 365 version of the application. These steps will also work for other versions of Microsoft Word, including Word 2013, Word 2016, and Word 2019.
Note that if you change your mind after removing all of the hyperlinks from the document you can undo that removal immediately by pressing Ctrl +Z on your keyboard.
Step 1: Open the Word document containing the hyperlinks you want to remove.
Step 2: Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select the entire document.
Step 3: Press Ctrl + Shift + F9 on your keyboard. You need to press all three keys at the same time.
Note that removing all of the hyperlinks from your document isn’t going to stop Word from automatically creating more hyperlinks later if you type a Web page address into your document, or if you copy and paste more text with hyperlinks in it.
Find out how to create a hyperlink in Google Docs if you have started using that application and are learning how to perform some of the tasks that you are familiar with from Word.
Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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