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: Removing Hyperlinks without a Macro, Take Two.

Removing Hyperlinks without a Macro, Take Two

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 10, 2016)

Other issues of ExcelTips have featured macros that remove all the hyperlinks in a worksheet. If you have too few hyperlinks to justify the use of a macro (or you just don't like to deal with macros), you may be interested in an easy way to delete hyperlinks without using macros:

  1. Use the arrow keys to select the cell containing the first hyperlink.
  2. Press Ctrl+K. Excel displays the Edit Hyperlink dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The Edit Hyperlink dialog box.

  4. Click Remove Link. The dialog box disappears and the hyperlink is removed.
  5. Use the arrow keys to select the cell with the next hyperlink.
  6. Press F4. The hyperlink disappears.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to remove any other hyperlinks you want removed.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2831) 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: Removing Hyperlinks without a Macro, Take Two.

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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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