Hyperlinks are useful for computing as they act as a reference point for data. By clicking on a hyperlink, the user is automatically directed to the data's location within the file. When text is copied
from a website onto Office software like a Word document, naturally the hyperlinks of the text also appear. These can, however, be removed easily. To do this, one either needs to right-click
on the copied text
with hyperlinks and remove them, or else one can use the Ctrl key
. The latter is required if one wants to remove all the hyperlinks in the text.
When you copy text from a website and paste it in Microsoft Word, it is most likely that the hyperlink(s) it contains will also be copied. To remove the hyperlink from the text, you need to right-click on the latter and select Remove hyperlink
from the context menu:
If the text contains multiple links, you can remove them in one go using the following procedure, select the entire text by pressing CTRL
or highlight the section of the text you want to edit using your mouse:
Then press CTRL
, to remove all hyperlinks.
Both of the methods described above have the same limitation. When you remove the hyperlink from the select text, the latter will still appear in blue. A simple solution is to use the Paste Special
> Keep Text Only
option to remove all formatting from the copied text:
If the Paste Special
option is not displayed by default when you paste content in your Word document, then go to the File
menu > Word Options
> Cut, Copy and Paste
and tick the Show Paste Options
Published by deri58
Latest update on July 1, 2015 at 01:05 PM by jak58.