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Remove All Hyperlinks in Excel and Word

Ever copy and paste something from the Internet and then into Word only to get the hyperlinks embedded? You can removed them easily with the Macro below.

Hit [ALT]+[F11] to open the Visual Basic Editor

Go to “Insert” > “Module” and in the pop-up window copy:

Sub RemoveHyperlinks()
Dim oField As Field
For Each oField In ActiveDocument.Fields
If oField.Type = wdFieldHyperlink Then
oField.Unlink
End If
Next
Set oField = Nothing
End Sub

Then click “File” > Close and return to Microsoft Word

You can now run the Macro in Word by going to:

Tools > Macro > Macro and then Run “RemoveAllHyperlinks”

You can do the same in an Excel Document:

Hit [ALT]+[F11] to open the Visual Basic Editor

Go to “Insert” > “Module” and in the pop-up window copy:

Sub RemoveHyperlinks()
‘Remove all hyperlinks from the active sheet
ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Delete
End Sub

Then click “File” > Close and return to Microsoft Excel

You can now run the Macro in Excel by going to:

Tools > Macro > Macro and then Run “RemoveAllHyperlinks”

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8 Responses

  • Matt says:

    “Umm…. only one problem…. microsoft word 2007 and excel 2007, do NOT have a “”Tools”” > option !!! Or, I can not find it.

    Where do I find the Tools option?”

  • Ross says:

    “Here’s Microsoft’s guide to changing macro settings in Office 2007:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/hp100969191033.aspx

  • Jen says:

    “Hey- This macro has worked for me before but now I am getting a Run Time error when I run the macro: Method ‘Delete’ of object ‘Hyperlinks’ failed

    What am I doing wrong? Any thoughts?”

  • Duane says:

    “A thank, thanks, and half a thank!
    Times infinity plus one!
    Thanks,
    Duane”

  • “No Problem Duane!”

  • Prema says:

    “Hi,
    When I try to run the macro in excel, i get the message saying “”Macros have been disabled””
    I am kind of new to using macros.. can you help me out here please
    thank you,
    Prema”

  • Ross says:

    “@Prema – You need to lower your macro security level to allow you to run macros.

    You can either switch it to Medium (in which case you’ll be prompted on startup whether to enable/disable the macros) or Low (macros are enabled by default, could be a safety risk). It’s up to you to choose a security level you feel comfortable with.

    Change the security by going Tools > Macro > Security and selecting the proper level for your application.”

  • doof says:

    “Thanks very much buddy! saved me a ubunch of time :)”

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