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Getting Rid of Many Hyperlinks

Do you create worksheets by pasting information that was copied from the Internet? This is not unusual for some people, as there is quite a bit of public-domain information that can be copied from the Internet. When you paste your information into a worksheet, you may notice that there are quite a few hyperlinks. What if you want to get rid of those hyperlinks? Similarly, you might inherit a worksheet from someone, and it contains a lot of hyperlinks you want deleted.

The easiest approach is to run a macro that deletes all the hyperlinks. The following macro quickly removes all hyperlinks in a worksheet, without affecting anything else it may contain:

Sub KillLinks()
    Do Until ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Count = 0
End Sub

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Comments for this tip:

Dennis Taylor    12 Nov 2011, 16:36
Forget the macros and eliminate the links this way:

1. Select all of the cells containing the hyperlinks

2. Drag any edge of the selected cells with the RIGHT mouse button into another column or row and then immediately right back on top of the original selection

3. Release the RIGHT mouse button and, from the pop-up menu, select Copy Here as Values Only

Baz Fitzpatrick    12 Nov 2011, 07:12
The following macros does the same job but faster and fewer lines of code:

gerdami    12 Nov 2011, 06:35
Thanks for this KISS sub!

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