Remove Hyperlinks in Excel
Manually Remove Hyperlinks in Excel
If you want to remove hyperlinks from one or more Excel cells, simply select the cells containing the hyperlinks
and right-click on the selected cell(s), using the mouse. Select the option Remove Hyperlink
(or Remove Hyperlinks if you have more than one cell selected).
Remove Multiple Hyperlinks in older versions of Excel
In older versions of Excel you can only remove one hyperlink at a time using the right click menu.
If you have this problem, you can remove several hyperlinks at once using the following workaround:
- Type the number 1 in an empty cell
- Copy this cell (by either pressing CTRL-C or by right-clicking on the cell with the mouse,
and selecting Copy from the menu that pops up)
- Select all the cells that you want to remove the hyperlinks from (by either clicking on the first
cell, then pressing the CTRL key while clicking on each additional cell, or by using the mouse to select a range of cells)
- With the mouse, right-click on any of the selected cells and select Paste Special...
- The Paste Special options window will pop up. Select the option Multiply and click OK
Use a Macro to Remove all Hyperlinks in Excel
Another way to quickly remove all hyperlinks in an Excel spreadsheet is to write a simple macro.
The process for creating a macro to do this is described below:
- Press ALT-F11 (i.e. press ALT and while this is depressed, press F11), to bring up the Visual Basic Editor
- Double click on the option ThisWorkbook in the Project Window, at the left of the
Visual Basic Editor (see image below)
- Type (or copy and paste) the above VBA code on the right
into the code window, as shown below
- Close the VBA Editor (by clicking on the X in the top right of the window)
To run this macro:
- Select the worksheet that you want to remove the hyperlinks from
- Press ALT-F8
- From the 'Macro' window that pops up, select the macro ThisWorkbook.RemoveAllHyperlinks and click Run