How to delete hyperlinks from Word

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Delete hyperlinks from Word on PC

Obviously, the first step you need to take before seeing how to delete hyperlinks from word is to open the document you want to remove links from in Word. At this point, there are two ways to go: delete the hyperlinks one by one or delete all the links present in the document at once (on all pages or in a selected portion of text).



In the first case, to remove a hyperlink from your document while preserving the text to which it is linked, all you have to do is right-click on any linked word (those underlined in blue, just to be clear) and select the item Remove hyperlink from the menu that appears. This way, you will have deleted the link without deleting the text.



In case you wanted to delete hyperlinks from Word for the whole document, the way to go involves a little more step. You have to select all the text of the document by clicking on the button Select> Select All located at the top right (in the tab Home) or by pressing the key combination on the keyboard Ctrl + 5 of the numeric keypad (okay too Ctrl + A in newer versions of Office), and then delete all links at the same time by pressing the key combination Ctrl + Shift + F9 on your computer keyboard.



You can also bulk delete links from a single portion of the document and not from the entire document. To do this, select with the mouse (holding down the left button) the portion of text from which you want to make the hyperlinks disappear and use the key combination again Ctrl + Shift + F9. Più facile di così ?!

Delete hyperlinks from Word on Mac

I use a Mac? No problem, you can delete hyperlinks from Word documents by following procedures very similar to those we have just seen together for Windows systems. Here is in detail how to proceed.

If you want to delete a single hyperlink, open the document of your interest in Word (using the menu File> Open located at the top left or by dragging the file icon to the Word icon in the macOS Dock bar) and locate the link to be removed. At this point, right click on the hyperlink you want to delete, select the items Hyperlink> Remove Hyperlink from the menu that appears on the screen and that's it.


Do you want to remove multiple hyperlinks in bulk? Nothing easier. For starters, if you want to remove links found throughout the document, hit the combination cmd + a on the Mac keyboard to select all the text in the file. Then press the key combination cmd+shift+fn+f9 and all hyperlinks should be removed.

If you want to obtain the same only on a portion of the document (e.g. a chapter) rather than on the entire file, all you have to do is select the portion of text from which you want to remove the links (by holding down the left click or using the directional arrows on the keyboard while holding down the key shift is shift + alt to select entire words at once) and press cmd+shift+fn+f9. Easier done than said!


Delete hyperlinks from Word online

Do you urgently need to delete hyperlinks present in a Word document but don't have Word at he? Don't panic - using your Microsoft account, you can log into one online version of Word, which is completely free, and edit your document directly from the browser. As a browser you can use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or another popular browser. 

Word Online draws its documents from OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service (which I told you about in a dedicated guide). To edit a file in the latter, therefore, you must first connect to your personal OneDrive (by logging in with your Microsoft account), click on the button Go to my OneDrive (if necessary) and load the file from which you want to remove hyperlinks into it by dragging it into the browser window. You can then follow the upload progress via the icon arrow which will appear at the top right.

Once the upload is complete, click on the Word file icon you just uploaded to OneDrive (within OneDrive itself) and it will automatically open in Word Online. To remove a single hyperlink, all you have to do is click with the right mouse button on them and select the item Remove link give the menu check if you press.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to delete all the links in the document at the same time, as the keyboard shortcuts provided by Word for Windows and macOS do not work in Word Online.

To save the document on the PC, once edited, click on the button Fillet located at the top left, select the item Save with name from the bar that appears on the side and presses the button Download a copy

Delete hyperlinks from Word on smartphones and tablets

They have sent you a Word document by email while you are away from home, you need to urgently delete some links in it and then send it to a colleague but you don't know how to do it? Don't worry, by installing theWord's official app for Android, iOS or Windows 10 Mobile you can succeed in your intent in a very simple way.

The Word app for smartphones and tablets is free for all devices with a screen size equal to or smaller than 10.1 "(otherwise it requires a subscription Office 365, starting from 7 euro / month), so to start using it all you have to do is download it from the store of your device (eg. Play Store your eroid or App Store on iOS), launch it and sign in with your Microsoft account. For the rest of the procedure, follow the directions below.

Android

If you use a smartphone or tablet Android, you can delete hyperlinks from a Word document simply by opening it (you can draw from the device memory or from various cloud storage services, such as OneDrive and dropbox), identifying the link to be removed and tapping on it.

At this point, scroll the menu that appears on the screen to the right, select the option Remove link from the latter and the game will be done. Unfortunately, you will have to repeat the operation for all links to be deleted, as there is no bulk link removal feature.

At the end of the changes, the file will be automatically saved in its original location, just tap the button Go back (located at the bottom left).

iOS

If you use a iPhone or iPad, open the Word document you want to edit (you can draw from device memory or cloud storage services such as OneDrive, dropbox and iCloud Drive) and locate the hyperlink you want to delete.

At this point, do quick tap on the link you want to remove or make a prolonged tap on it and select items ▶ ︎ and Ipertestuale Collegamento from the menu that opens. Then, select the item Modification from the menu that appears below, presses on the item Remove And that's it.

Unfortunately you will have to proceed with all links individually, as there is no option to remove all hyperlinks en masse. The changes made to the document will be automatically saved by pressing the button back (the arrow at the top left).



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