How to remove all hyperlinks in Word?

To remove all hyperlinks in word document is not difficult for Microsoft Word users, and this tutorial is just to list several available methods for removing all hyperlinks in Word.

Remove hyperlinks one by one

Remove all hyperlinks by using shortcuts

Remove all hyperlinks with VBA

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1. Right click on the hyperlink in document.

2. Click Remove Hyperlink from right-click menu.

It is easy to remove a hyperlink in this way, but to remove all hyperlinks in the document will require much time of right-clicking and removing one by one.


arrow blue right bubble Remove all hyperlinks by using shortcuts

Lots of people prefer to use shortcuts, for they are simple and time-saving. Shortcut is available to remove all hyperlinks, and you don’t need to worry the document is too long.

1. Press “Ctrl-A” to select the whole document.

2. Press “Ctrl-Shift-F9”.

Note: The shortcut method will remove all underlying fields.


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You can use the following VBA to remove all hyperlinks in Word.

1. Press “Alt-F11” to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window;

2. Click Insert > Module, and then copy and paste the follow VBA code into the Module window.

3. Then click Run Sub button to run the script.

VBA Code 1: Remove all hyperlinks of current document

Sub KillTheHyperlinks()
' -----------------------------------------------
' Removes all hyperlinks from the document:
' Text to display is left intact
' -----------------------------------------------
With ThisDocument
' Loop while there are hyperlinks afoot!
While .Hyperlinks.Count > 0
.Hyperlinks(1).Delete
Wend
End With
' Shut this off, don't need anymore popping up
Application.Options.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceHyperlinks = False
End Sub

Different to the first VBA code, which removes all hyperlinks in only current document, the second VBA code allows you to remove all hyperlinks in all open documents.

VAB code 2: Remove all hyperlinks in all open documents

Sub KillTheHyperlinksInAllOpenDocuments()
' -----------------------------------------------
' Removes all hyperlinks from any open documents
' Text to display is left intact
' -----------------------------------------------
Dim doc As Document
Dim szOpenDocName As String

' Loop through all open documents:
For Each doc In Application.Documents
' Store the document name
szOpenDocName = doc.Name
' Remove the hyperlinks from that document
With Documents(szOpenDocName)
' Loop while there are hyperlinks afoot!
While .Hyperlinks.Count > 0
.Hyperlinks(1).Delete
Wend
End With
' Shut this off, don't need anymore popping up
Application.Options.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceHyperlinks = False
Next doc
End Sub


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1. Please apply the utility by clicking Kutools > More > Remove Hyperlinks. See screenshot:

2. You will see all hyperlinks are removed from the document.

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Comments  

Permalink +15 Andy Feltman
Thanks for the help -- I was looking for a fast way to remove all hyperlinks from a doc and you told me! Better than Microsoft's 'help' pages!
2013-11-12 13:34 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 swati sinha
thanks a ton ....short n to the point help....
2013-11-19 08:56 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +16 Pixa
Thanks on CTRL+SHIFT+F9 hint :)
2013-12-02 12:45 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Iman
Ctrl+Shift+F9 cannot remove hyperlink from Image, do you have solution ?
2016-08-13 23:40 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 FAHEEM
Quoting Iman:
Ctrl+Shift+F9 cannot remove hyperlink from Image, do you have solution ?


To remove every link from the document, use the following procedure.

From Menu bar, select .
Click on , if not already highlighted.
On right bottom side of the screen, click . Note: You will see this item ONLY after the file has been saved. If you download some data/photos in a new word document with links, will not appear until file is saved.
A dialog box “Links” will open.
Select one or all links from the list and click .
Are you sure you want to break the selected links? Click .
All selected links will be deleted in few seconds.

If the list of links is long, dialog box “Links” takes long time to refresh information. To save time, select first link in the list, drag scrollbar to bottom, click on last link while pressing down the shift key. This will select all links in the list. Then press to get rid of the links.

I hope it will serve the purpose.
2017-06-17 21:02 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +6 Saph
Thanks a lot! I like the Ctrl-shift-F9 one.
2013-12-19 12:44 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Mago
Thank you for Ctrl+Shift+F9
It helped a lot!
2014-01-13 18:21 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +4 AA
TNX TNX TNX
ctel+ shift+F9
2014-01-28 00:18 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +3 chacha
Thx!!!! Saved me hours!!!
2014-02-04 06:56 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Ankita Pandey
Thanks a ton!!Saved me a lot of hassle!
2014-02-25 17:29 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 abarna315
Tanq yar.... short n sweet
2014-03-13 10:30 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +4 cherft
Succinct!
THANK YOU!
(Have to repeat this as this is "too short")
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
2014-03-16 22:29 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Sudarshan
You can even paste the contents to a text file and again copy them back to the word file.
2014-04-04 01:19 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Tamas
:lol: Great tutorial. Very helpful.Method 2 is probably my favorite. Thanks a bunch
2014-04-09 04:40 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -1 satish
thanks for contrl+shift+f9 :-)
2014-04-09 09:23 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -1 ASA
Thanks a lot, really helped.
2014-04-13 20:06 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Antonio
Thank you! Grace, mercy and peace would multiply to you.
2014-05-11 19:13 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +4 Kumar Satya Ranjan
Simplest way for Removing all links at once.

Select All The Text. (CTRL + A)

Now press CTRL + Shift + F9
2014-05-20 03:04 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -1 Sean
I did what you suggested and the process deleted everything in the document!!!!!
2015-02-20 12:09 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Kumar Satya Ranjan
Simplest way for Removing all links in word at once:

Select All The Text (CTRL + A)

Then, press CTRL + Shift + F9
2014-05-20 03:05 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 abhijit paul
Thanks bro...
it helped me a lot in deleting my hyperlink of a 100 page document
B)
2014-07-23 06:17 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 deepzsandra
THANK YOU!!!!!
SO MUCH
LINK CTRL + SHIFT + F9
:-)
2014-07-23 09:02 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Tri Rudiyanto
Thanks very much, it works
2014-08-19 01:02 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Sue Woodley
CTRL+SHIFT+F9 - fantastic, saved me hours!
2014-09-08 13:58 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Neeraj Chimnani
THANK U so much a lot of time is saved
2014-10-07 02:36 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink -2 Betty
I used to use cont-shift f9, but it stopped working. Have you got a clue about what I might have done and how I can get it back?
2014-10-17 18:20 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Asif Raza
I have used your Sub KillTheHyperlin ksInAllOpenDocu ments(). I have copied and paste it into a module. but it only removes hyperlink for one, current, document. I think the code line "For Each doc In Application.Doc uments" is not working properly. Please help. thanks.
2015-01-16 06:36 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 sehar munir
thnx alot . u saved alot of my precious time. thnx :)
2015-01-19 15:40 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Richard donkeymiscna
Excellent, and elegant solution even for a luddite like me. Thanks!
2015-02-21 10:55 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 prashant
very helpful best !
thanks a lot!
2015-02-23 12:04 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Dado
Thanks a lot! You save me hours of stupid work.
2015-04-25 10:18 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink +1 Raju
Thank you. It works. Manually removing the hyperlink is a pain.
2015-08-08 17:36 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Andrew
What if your computer doesn't have an F9 key?
2015-09-26 20:41 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Unknown
Thank you SOOO much! This really worked! Thanks!
2016-02-02 22:13 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 kouloud
Thank you so much !!
2016-03-04 09:36 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 iahmedsheraz
awesome work
work for me
2016-05-22 05:49 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Erik
Excellent !!!! Thank you much
2016-07-06 15:35 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 king khan
thanks man it worked alot i was in too much tension due to this problem
2016-07-23 11:29 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Rohit kumar
ctrl+shift+f9. That's really good. . .
2016-07-25 13:12 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 shweta
hi. ctrl+shift+f9 this shortcut isn't working in lenovo ideapad 100. Every time i am using it screen goes off. help please !!!!!
2016-10-10 05:39 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Naresh
thanks dude ctrl+shift + f9 waao awesome thankeww
2017-02-08 15:17 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Dozer146
CTRL-SHIFT-F9 does not remove hyperlinks for images. The module listed above, KillTheHyperlin ks DOES remove them. Is there any way to convert that module to a macro?
2017-02-23 22:10 Reply Reply with quote Quote
Permalink 0 Mariya zafar
you are a savior.
thanks a lot ,thanksssss...
2017-05-05 17:50 Reply Reply with quote Quote

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