Getting Rid of Many Hyperlinks

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated February 17, 2022)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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
        ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks(1).Delete
    Loop
End Sub

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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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