How To Remove Hyperlink In Word

Microsoft Word is the most widely used word processor in businesses, schools, and even homes. It is quite easy to use and offers a lot of features that allows creating documents become an easy task. You might come across an issue where you will want to remove any hyperlink in your document. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to remove hyperlink in Word.

Turn off hyperlinks in Word

A hyperlink in Word allows instant access to information in another part of the same document. The hyperlink can be text or graphics. Using this feature can give information to your readers without repeating the same information on different pages. There are times though that you will want to remove hyperlinks in your document. Here’s how to do it.

Remove hyperlink in Word

This will remove a single hyperlink from your document.

Time needed: 1 minute.

Remove a single hyperlink

  1. Right click on the hyperlink.

    Choose the hyperlink you will want to remove.Remove a hyperlink in Word

  2. Click on the Remove hyperlink option.

    This will remove the hyperlink on the chosen text or graphics.remove hyperlink word

The above steps will effectively remove hyperlink in Word

Remove all hyperlink in Word

If you would like to remove all hyperlinks present in the document then here’s how to do it.

  • Press the Ctrl+A keys simultaneously. This will select all text in the document.
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+F9 keys simultaneously. This will remove all hyperlinks in the document.

Turn off automatic hyperlinks

You will notice that if you type in a web page in your document it will automatically be converted to a hyperlink. If you want to turn off this feature then just follow these steps.

  • Click on the File menu.
  • Click on Options.
  • Click on Proofing.
  • Click Autocorrect options.
  • Click on the Autoformat as you type tab.
  • Uncheck the box for “Internet and network paths with hyperlinks“.
  • Click on the Autoformat tab.
  • Uncheck the box for “Internet and network paths with hyperlinks“.
  • Click on the OK button.

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