How to prevent hyperlinks from changing color in Excel?

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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  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished. · 1 years ago
    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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    Skinamp · 1 years ago
    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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    Kim · 1 years ago
    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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    Manna Das · 3 years ago
    great tip, many thanks for sharing

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    Christian · 3 years ago
    I really hated those purple hyperlink colors, but with your perfect easy to follow instructions, problem solved. Thanks a lot.
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    Prachi Nare · 6 years ago
    It works...thanks a lot......