Tuesday Tech Tip: Removing hyperlinks in Word

Word logoYou’ve copied a bunch of text from the Web and pasted it into your Word document. But now you have a bunch of clickable blue underlined text and all you want is some plain black non-underlined non-clickable text. You may know that you can right-click on each individual hyperlink and select “Remove Hyperlink” but that gets tedious. Instead, type CTRL-A to select the whole document, then type CTRL-ALT-F9 and that will remove every hyperlink in the document.

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Michael Sauers

Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

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