Microsoft Word tip: Strip hyperlinks from pasted text
- — 11 February, 2010 09:52
I don't know about you, but I'm constantly copying text from e-mails, Web pages, and other online sources into Word documents, and always with the same result: a bunch of unwanted hyperlinks for Web links and e-mail addresses.
Good luck plumbing the depths of Word's menus to find a way to remove these links.
One solution is to right-click any linked item and choose Remove Hyperlink, but that's a pretty slow method if you have multiple links you want to, well, unlink.
Thankfully, there's a fast, easy, and automated solution: Select the entire block of text, then press Ctrl-Shift-F9. Presto: no more hyperlinks. All that's left behind is plain text.
To my knowledge, this works in all versions of Word.