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Batch rename multiple hyperlinks at once in Excel

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2019-10-21

As we know, the hyperlinks in Excel contain two parts, one is the hyperlink address, and the other is the display text. In some cases, you may want to rename all display text of the hyperlinks. How can you quickly handle this job? Here in this tutorial, it provides two methods on renaming hyperlinks in two different case:

1 Rename hyperlinks based on text in another column
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2 Rename all hyperlinks with the same display text
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Rename hyperlinks based on text in another column

If you want to change the display text of hyperlinks based on another column values, you can use below formula


In the formula, A1 is the address location, B1 is the display text.

Press Enter key and drag the auto fill handle over the cells to apply this formula.
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Rename all hyperlinks with the same display text

If you want to rename all hyperlinks with the same display text, you can use the Find and Replace feature.

1. Select all hyperlinks that you want to change the display text, and press Ctrl + H to display the Find and Replace dialog.

2. Click Options button to expand the dialog, then click Format.
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3. Then in the Find Format dialog, under Font tab, select Single from the drop-down list of Underline. Click OK to come back to the Find and Replace dialog.
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4. Type * into the Find what text box, then in the Replace with textbox, type the display text you need. Click Replace All, and click OK > Close to close all dialogs.
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Now all hyperlinks have been renamed to the same text.
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wow, you're so lovely
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How can I undo this? It seems my program did this automatically but I dont want this. I want all hyperlink url texts to show...
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Try the undo feature of Excel
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Except when Hyperlinks are longer than 255 characters. You will get a #VALUE! error. The only slight way around I've found is to actually go into VBA but I still have not completely solved this problem.
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