How to Remove the Underline from a Hyperlink in Word 2013


Word document formatting can come in a variety of different options, so whether you need to double space your document or customize your page numbering, you are likely to find out that there are a considerable number of different menus for styling.

But one of the harder elements of a document to format are the hyperlinks that your readers can click to visit Web pages. Our guide below will show you how to adjust the formatting for the hyperlinks you have created by removing the underline.

 

Removing the Underline from a Hyperlink in Word 2013

The steps below are going to adjust the styling of your document so that the underline is removed from all of the hyperlinks. The hyperlink will remain whatever color it currently is. You can remove a hyperlink entirely if you do not want people to be able to click the link in your document.

Here is how to remove the underline from a hyperlink in a Word 2013 document –

  1. Open the document in Word 2013.
  2. Click the Home tab at the top of the window.
  3. Click the small button at the bottom-right corner of the Styles section in the ribbon.
  4. Click the arrow to the right of Hyperlink in the Styles pop-up menu, then click the Modify option.
  5. Click the Underline button in the Formatting section of the window, then click the OK button to apply the change.

 

These steps are repeated below with images –

Step 1: Open the document containing the hyperlink(s) that you wish to modify.

 

Step 2: Click the Home tab above the ribbon.

click home tab

 

 

Step 3: Click the small Styles button at the bottom-right corner of the Styles section of the ribbon.

open styles menu

 

 

Step 4: Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Hyperlink in the Styles pop-up menu, then click the Modify option.

modify hyperlink styling

 

 

Step 5: Click the Underline button in the Formatting section at the center of the window, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply your changes.

remove underline from hyperlink

 

 

Note that this will only remove the underline for regular hyperlinks. If you also wish to remove the underline from followed hyperlinks, then you will need to click the Options button at the bottom of the Styles pop-up menu –

open styles options

 

 

The click the drop-down menu under Select styles to show, click the All styles option, then click the OK button.

show all styles

 

 

Scroll down to the FollowedHyperlink option in the Styles pop-up menu, click the drop-down arrow to the right of it, then click the Modify option.

modify followed hyperlink style

 

 

Click the Underline button at the center of the window, then click the OK button.

remove underline from followed hyperlink

 

 

You should now have a document where the clicked and unclicked hyperlinks are both not underlined.

 

Another hyperlink issue that you might encounter occurs when Word 2013 will try to create a hyperlink for anything that is in the format of a Web page address. Learn how to disable this automatic hyperlinking so that you can enter URLs as plain text.

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