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Microsoft Excel provides a handy feature to instantly remove all hyperlinks added at any instance. Many a times it happens that while pasting/importing data from external sources, hyperlinks get included either by mistake or double clicking in sheet. If your datasheet contain hundreds or thousands of hyperlinks, removing them manually is a tedious job. Removing multiple hyperlinks from Excel file can be very frustrating – since Excel doesn’t have a feature that would allow doing it right away. This post will guide you to remove all hyperlinks that are unwanted using a macro.
How to Remove All Hyperlinks from an Excel Sheet
You can do it in an Excel Document as follows:
Step 1: Hit [ALT] + [F11] to open the Visual Basic Editor.
Step 2: Go to “Insert” > “Module” and in the pop-up window copy Syntax:
Remove all hyperlinks from the active sheet
Step 3: Then click “File” > Close and return to Microsoft Excel
You can now run the Macro in Excel by going through this way:
Tools > Macro > Macro and then run “RemoveAllHyperlinks”, this will delete all URLS on the selected worksheet.
You can remove hyperlinks from an excel sheet in a simple way as follows also:
Step 1: Type 1 in a blank cell
Step 2: Right-click and select Copy on the context menu.
Step 3: While pressing CTRL, select each hyperlink you wish to be removed (selecting the whole row or column will do)
Step 4: On the Edit menu, select Paste Special.
Step 5: Under Operation, click multiply and then click OK.
When you enter an email address or web URL in Excel, it may automatically create hyperlinks in the cells when you press the Enter key. To prevent this, you can turn the hyperlinking feature off.
To turn the hyperlink option off in Excel 2007, you can follow these simple steps:
1. Click the Office Button, and then click Excel Options
2. Click the Proofing category, and click the AutoCorrect Options button
3. On the AutoFormat as You Type tab, uncheck the check mark from Internet and network paths with hyperlinks.
4. Click OK, twice, to close the dialog boxes.
I found these methods to be great for getting rid of all the hyper links within a Excel spreadsheet. If you have more than one sheet in a book that you are working on, just repeat for each sheet.
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