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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.


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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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    Lê Dv · 2 months ago
    I used the vba code to remove all hyperlinks in my current file. It worked like a charm!
    But is there a way to save code to my personal macro file and use for any file I need to remove all hyperlinks [only for current file, not all opening files]?
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    Emanuel · 1 years ago
    Solved my problems, thanks for the code. I added some exceptions into the code as some hyperlinks are reused everytime.
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    applejack · 1 years ago
    "Press “Ctrl-Shift-F9”." This is not useful for those without function keys. Please refer to menu items also. Thank you!
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    althaf · 1 years ago
    you are a savior.
    thanks a lot ,thanksssss...
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    MatMagik · 2 years ago
    great help! thanks
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    Mustafa Afyonluoglu · 2 years ago
    Great ! Thank you very much !
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    Surbhi · 2 years ago
    Cntrl+shift+f9 do not work, plz give another solution to remove hyperlinks from entire docs.
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      Momo · 2 years ago
      You have to press command instead of control
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    Mariya zafar · 2 years ago
    you are a savior.
    thanks a lot ,thanksssss...
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    Dozer146 · 2 years ago
    CTRL-SHIFT-F9 does not remove hyperlinks for images. The module listed above, KillTheHyperlinks DOES remove them. Is there any way to convert that module to a macro?
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    Naresh · 2 years ago
    thanks dude ctrl+shift + f9 waao awesome thankeww
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    shweta · 3 years ago
    hi. ctrl+shift+f9 this shortcut isn't working in lenovo ideapad 100. Every time i am using it screen goes off. help please !!!!!
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    Rohit kumar · 3 years ago
    ctrl+shift+f9. That's really good. . .
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    king khan · 3 years ago
    thanks man it worked alot i was in too much tension due to this problem
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    Erik · 3 years ago
    Excellent !!!! Thank you much
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    iahmedsheraz · 3 years ago
    awesome work
    work for me
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    kouloud · 3 years ago
    Thank you so much !!
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    Unknown · 3 years ago
    Thank you SOOO much! This really worked! Thanks!
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    Andrew · 4 years ago
    What if your computer doesn't have an F9 key?
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    Raju · 4 years ago
    Thank you. It works. Manually removing the hyperlink is a pain.
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    Dado · 4 years ago
    Thanks a lot! You save me hours of stupid work.
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    prashant · 4 years ago
    very helpful best !
    thanks a lot!
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    Richard donkeymiscna · 4 years ago
    Excellent, and elegant solution even for a luddite like me. Thanks!
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    sehar munir · 4 years ago
    thnx alot . u saved alot of my precious time. thnx :)
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    Asif Raza · 4 years ago
    I have used your Sub KillTheHyperlinksInAllOpenDocuments(). 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.Documents" is not working properly. Please help. thanks.
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    Betty · 5 years ago
    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?
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    Neeraj Chimnani · 5 years ago
    THANK U so much a lot of time is saved
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    Sue Woodley · 5 years ago
    CTRL+SHIFT+F9 - fantastic, saved me hours!
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    Tri Rudiyanto · 5 years ago
    Thanks very much, it works
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    deepzsandra · 5 years ago
    THANK YOU!!!!![img]
    [/img]SO MUCH
    LINK CTRL + SHIFT + F9
    :-)
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    abhijit paul · 5 years ago
    Thanks bro...
    it helped me a lot in deleting my hyperlink of a 100 page document
    B)
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    Kumar Satya Ranjan · 5 years ago
    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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    Kumar Satya Ranjan · 5 years ago
    Simplest way for Removing all links at once.

    Select All The Text. (CTRL + A)

    Now press CTRL + Shift + F9
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      Sean · 4 years ago
      I did what you suggested and the process deleted everything in the document!!!!!
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    Antonio · 5 years ago
    Thank you! Grace, mercy and peace would multiply to you.
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    ASA · 5 years ago
    Thanks a lot, really helped.
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    satish · 5 years ago
    thanks for contrl+shift+f9 :-)
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    Tamas · 5 years ago
    :lol: Great tutorial. Very helpful.Method 2 is probably my favorite. Thanks a bunch
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    Sudarshan · 5 years ago
    You can even paste the contents to a text file and again copy them back to the word file.
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    cherft · 5 years ago
    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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    abarna315 · 5 years ago
    Tanq yar.... short n sweet
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    Ankita Pandey · 5 years ago
    Thanks a ton!!Saved me a lot of hassle!
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    chacha · 5 years ago
    Thx!!!! Saved me hours!!!
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    AA · 5 years ago
    TNX TNX TNX
    ctel+ shift+F9
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    Mago · 5 years ago
    Thank you for Ctrl+Shift+F9
    It helped a lot!
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    Saph · 5 years ago
    Thanks a lot! I like the Ctrl-shift-F9 one.
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    Pixa · 5 years ago
    Thanks on CTRL+SHIFT+F9 hint :)
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      Iman · 3 years ago
      Ctrl+Shift+F9 cannot remove hyperlink from Image, do you have solution ?
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        FAHEEM · 2 years ago
        [quote name="Iman"]Ctrl+Shift+F9 cannot remove hyperlink from Image, do you have solution ?[/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 [b]“Links”[/b] 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 [b]“Links”[/b] 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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    swati sinha · 6 years ago
    thanks a ton ....short n to the point help....
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    Andy Feltman · 6 years ago
    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!