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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.

  Quickly remove all hyperlinks in the current Word document

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  Remove hyperlinks one by one with Remove Hyperlink feature

This method will guide you to remove a hyperlink by the Remove Hyperlink feature, and then repeatedly remove others one by one in Word.

1. Right click the specified linked text whose hyperlink you will remove, and select Remove Hyperlink from the context menu. See screenshot:
doc remove hyperlink right click 01
Now the hyperlink is removed from the specified linked link at once.

2. Repeat above operation to remove hyperlinks one by one in Word.

It is easy to remove a hyperlink in this way, but it will cost much time to remove all hyperlinks in the document one by one manually.


  Remove all hyperlinks in current document by shortcuts

Lots of people prefer to using 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 keys at the same time to select the whole document.

2. Next press Ctrl + Shift + F9 keys simultaneously to remove all hyperlinks in the current document.

Note:
The shortcut method will remove all underlying fields.


  Remove all hyperlinks in current document with VBA

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

1. Press Alt + F11 keys 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.

VBA 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

3. Then click the Run button or press F5 key to run the script.

Now you will see all hyperlinks in the current Word document are batch removed immediately.


 Remove all hyperlinks in all opening Word documents with VBA

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.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys 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.

VAB 2: Remove all hyperlinks in all opening Word 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

Now you will see all hyperlinks in all opening Word documents are deleted at once.


  Remove all hyperlinks with Kutools for Word

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1. Click Kutools > Remove > Remove Hyperlinks. See screenshot:
doc remove hyperlink ktw 01

2. In the popping out Remove dialog, please click the OK button, see screenshot:
doc remove hyperlink ktw 02

Then a dialog box comes out and tells how many hyperlinks have been removed. Just close it.
doc remove hyperlink ktw 03
And you will see all hyperlinks are removed from the current Word document as below screenshot shown:
doc remove hyperlink ktw 04

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 Stop automatically adding hyperlink to text in Word

For example, you have removed the hyperlink from the text of “https://www.extendoffice.com”, however the hyperlink will be added to the text automatically when we type a space or press the Enter key following the text as below screenshot shown. In this case, we need to configure Word Options and stop automatically adding hyperlinks to text in Word.

1. Click File > Options in Word.

2. In the Word Options dialog, please click Proofing in the left bar, and then click the AutoCorrect Options button. See screenshot;

3. In the AutoCorrect dialog, please enable the AutoFormat As You Type tab, uncheck the Internet and network paths with hyperlinks option, and click the OK button. See screenshot:

4. Click the OK button in the Word Options dialog.

From now on, Word won’t add hyperlinks to the special text such as website path automatically any longer.



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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!
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thanks a ton ....short n to the point help....
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Thanks on CTRL+SHIFT+F9 hint :)
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Ctrl+Shift+F9 cannot remove hyperlink from Image, do you have solution ?
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[quote]Ctrl+Shift+F9 cannot remove hyperlink from Image, do you have solution ?By Iman[/quote] 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.
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Thanks a lot! I like the Ctrl-shift-F9 one.
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Thank you for Ctrl+Shift+F9 It helped a lot!
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TNX TNX TNX ctel+ shift+F9
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Thx!!!! Saved me hours!!!
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Thanks a ton!!Saved me a lot of hassle!
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Tanq yar.... short n sweet
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Succinct! THANK YOU! (Have to repeat this as this is "too short") THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
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You can even paste the contents to a text file and again copy them back to the word file.
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:lol: Great tutorial. Very helpful.Method 2 is probably my favorite. Thanks a bunch
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thanks for contrl+shift+f9 :-)
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Thanks a lot, really helped.
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Thank you! Grace, mercy and peace would multiply to you.
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Simplest way for Removing all links at once. Select All The Text. (CTRL + A) Now press CTRL + Shift + F9
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I did what you suggested and the process deleted everything in the document!!!!!
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Simplest way for Removing all links in word at once: Select All The Text (CTRL + A) Then, press CTRL + Shift + F9
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Thanks bro... it helped me a lot in deleting my hyperlink of a 100 page document B)
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THANK YOU!!!!![img] [/img]SO MUCH LINK CTRL + SHIFT + F9 :-)
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Thanks very much, it works
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