How to prevent/disable automatic hyperlinks in Excel?
As we all known, Excel create clickable hyperlinks automatically when we input the web addresses into cells. Maybe, sometimes, this is somewhat annoying. Today, I will introduce some quick tricks for you to prevent automatic hyperlinks in Excel.
The build-in Autocorrect Options in Excel can help you to disable the automatic hyperlinks when you enter the web address. Do as this:
1. In Excel 2010/2013, click File > Options and in Excel 2007, click Office button > Excel Options to open the Excel Options dialog.
2. In the Excel Options dialog box, click Proofing from the left pane, and click AutoCorrect Options in the right section. See screenshot:
3. And then in the AutoCorrect dialog, click AutoFormat As You Type tab, and uncheck Internet and network paths with hyperlinks option under Replace as you type section, see screenshot:
4. After finishing the settings, click OK > OK to close the dialogs.
5. And now when you enter your web address into a cell, the internet address will not become clickable hyperlink. See screenshot:
Note: After disabling this feature, all the web addresses in the worksheet will not be converted to the clickable hyperlinks any more.
But sometimes, you need to leave the hyperlink feature on and just need to prevent some specific hyperlinks, you can use the following shortcut keys to undo the hyperlink immediately after it's created.
1. Type your web address and press Enter key.
2. Then press Ctrl+Z immediately. And the clickable hyperlink has been converted to the plain text.
In sometimes, you have a list of texts which want to convert to linkable hyperlinks, in Excel, there is no quick way can help you, however, with Kutools for Excel’s Convert Hyperlinks utility to quickly convert plain texts to linkable hyperlinks.
After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:
1. Select texts that you want to convert to clickable hyperlinks, and click Kutools > Link > Convert Hyperlinks. See screenshot:
2. Then in the popping dialog, check Cell contents replace hyperlinks addresses option, and then check Convert source range checkbox. See screenshot:
3. Click Ok. Now the plain texts are converted to linkable hyperlinks.
Tip: If you want to keep the plain texts after conversion, you can uncheck Convert source range in the Convert Hyperlink dialog, and select a cell to put out the converted results.