Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Getting Rid of All Hyperlinks.

Getting Rid of All Hyperlinks

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 4, 2021)

If you inherit worksheets from other people, you may find that some worksheets contain many, many hyperlinks. These hyperlinks are often automatically created by Excel as you import or enter information in the worksheet.

If you want to delete these hyperlinks, you can do so by right-clicking on them and choosing Hyperlink | Remove Hyperlink from the Context menu. Doing this with dozens or hundreds of hyperlinks can quickly consume a huge amount of time.

To delete all the hyperlinks in the active worksheet at the same time, you can use a handy one-line macro:

Sub DeleteHyper()
    ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Delete
End Sub

Select the worksheet you want to affect, run the macro, and you just saved yourself tons of time!

Note:

If you would like to know how to use the macros described on this page (or on any other page on the ExcelTips sites), I've prepared a special page that includes helpful information. Click here to open that special page in a new browser tab.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2005) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Getting Rid of All Hyperlinks.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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