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How to prevent hyperlinks from changing color in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2014-06-09

Normally, when we click the hyperlink in a worksheet, the blue color hyperlink will be changed to purple as following screenshots shown. But sometimes, we just want to keep hyperlink are blue color whenever we click it or not. How could we prevent hyperlink from changing color after we click it?

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Prevent hyperlinks from changing color in Excel

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To keep the hyperlink without changing color after clicking it, please do as these:

1. Go to click Page Layout tab in the ribbon, and then click Colors > Create New Theme Colors, see screenshot:


2. And in the Create New Theme Colors dialog, in the Theme colors section, click the drop down list beside the Followed Hyperlink option, and choose the blue color of the original hyperlink color. See screenshot:


3. At last, click Save button to save this setting. When you click the hyperlink next time, the color of it will not be changed.

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The suggestion above DOES NOT PREVENT Excel's action of changing font color when hyperlink is followed. It merely specifies a different color to be used - and that new color still overrides any "conditional formatting." How can I PREVENT changing the color - so that "conditional formatting" is preserved?
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I have a problem.
I want change color of one hyperlink if it had linked with one PDF to RED and if had not link with one PDF will show BLUE color.
Pls help me as soon as possible.
Thanks and Best regards.
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When you have fixed rows/colums in the sheet, this
solution doesn't work. It's incompatible ! Is there a fix for
office 2010 pro with fixed rows/colums ?
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Changing the post-clicked hyperlink color doesn't work for me. It's still an ugly fluorescent blue that's hard to read after it's been clicked. It's not even the traditional purple. Not sure why. Is this a thing for some older versions?
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great tip, many thanks for sharing

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