Hyperlinks are used in a number of different applications as a way for a reader to visit a Web page with the click of a button. Microsoft Word 2010 allows its’ users to create hyperlinks in documents, and any document reader can click a hyperlink in Word 2010 and have the linked page or location open in the appropriate program.
But if a link is unnecessary, or was included in a segment of text that was copied and pasted from another location, then you may wish to delete it from the document. This can be accomplished rather quickly within Word 2010, and our tutorial below will present you with two different methods of deleting hyperlinks.
Removing a Hyperlink in Microsoft Word 2010
The steps in this article will remove a hyperlink that has been added to a word, picture, or string of text. The word, picture, or string of text, also called “anchor text,” will not be removed with the hyperlink. If you do wish to remove both the linked item and the hyperlink it contains, you can simply select the linked item with your mouse and press the Backspace or Delete key on your keyboard.
Step 1: Open the document containing the hyperlink that you want to delete.
Step 2: Locate the hyperlink to remove.
Step 3: Right-click the hyperlink, then click the Remove Hyperlink button.
Alternatively, you can also delete a hyperlink by placing your mouse cursor inside the word with the hyperlink, clicking the Insert tab at the top of the window, then clicking the Hyperlink button.
You can then click the Remove Link button at the right side of the window.
If you have a section of text in your document that contains a lot of links that you wish to remove, or if you wish to remove all of the hyperlinks from your entire document, then there is another way to do so. This article will show you how to remove multiple hyperlinks from a document in Word 2010.
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