Remove all Hyperlinks from Word File at Once

To remove all hyperlinks from Word document that comes with copied text from website. There is a simple way to remove all hyperlinks from word file.

Remove all hyperlinks form word file at once:

Select all text by pressing Ctrl+A and then press Ctrl+Shift+F9 all hyperlinks will be removed at once.
The links color and formating will not change you need to do it using Clear Formating command.

Another simple way to remove hyperlinks, paste the copied text into Notepad first, recopy and then paste into word file.

29 comments… add one

Niya October 1, 2009, 12:03 pm

Nice! thanks for sharing these tricks to remove all hyperlinks form word file at once

Olli Vesanto October 26, 2009, 10:52 am

Really works well for Word, thanks

Simba January 5, 2010, 5:35 am

useful word tip thx

Kanjo March 3, 2010, 6:51 am

Really useful tip to remove hyperlinks from word document.

Jeff Hook April 28, 2010, 6:04 pm

EXCELLENT! This method wiped out all hyperlinks in a table which had been selected and copied on a Web page and then pasted into a Word 2007 document by use of the “Paste” command on the Home Ribbon. The table contained many hyperlinks and removing each of them individually by using Word 2007’s context menu would have been a gigantic annoyance. This method removed all of the many links in all cells of the entire table “in one fell swoop” and it did NOT remove any of the desired table formatting! THANKS! (I paste enormous amounts of text from Web pages to my local word processing files. Almost all of that text is pasted via the Word 2007 menu, via the Paste button on the left end of the Home Ribbon, in order to obtain Plain Text which I can then reformat as desired in my local files. I use the “Paste” button “directly” (It functions like the keystroke combination Ctrl+V) for “Web tables” because I want to retain their table formatting. I assume they’re formatted as tables in HTML. I don’t want to paste them into my local files as Plain Text. Instead, I hope I can retain their table formatting in my local files, so I’m not forced to re-create that formatting. Word 2007 must be able to convert any HTML table formatting to its own table formatting, and I’m usually successful with this method of “converting” Web tables to tables in local Word 2007 DOCX files.)

Jeff Hook April 28, 2010, 6:09 pm

To the site moderator: I didn’t realize that bracketing my reference to the Word 2007 Plain Text “Paste” menu with “greater than” and “less than” signs would cause your site to skip over the text. Would you please correct my text to read:

…Almost all of that text is pasted via the Word 2007 “Paste\Paste Special\Unformatted Text” menu… ?

Thanks, Jeff Hook

Adeel September 23, 2010, 1:44 pm

Excellent Soultion…Thanks

abdou December 28, 2010, 2:44 pm


naomi March 7, 2011, 6:54 pm

thank you so much! i love you for this!

Rohit May 13, 2011, 9:57 pm

Can some1 tell me how to remove multiple hyperlinks from a file that i pasted in my word file .. i tried cntrl+shift+f9 it may worked for word 2003 but i have a word 2010 starter ..

Can any 1 help ?

ThePoeticVampire August 28, 2011, 12:30 pm

Just like the instructions say, by selecting everything to want to remove its links and pressing ctrl+shift+f9 you will remove all of the links BUT YOU WON’T REMOVE ITS FONT FORMAT (font color, size, underline, etc.).

Tresk3 September 16, 2011, 6:48 pm

Does anyone know how to do this on a Mac?

I have Word 2011 for the Mac and it doesn’t seem to work in that version. I’ve tried every combination of F9 with the ctrl, shift, option and command keys, but nothing seems to work. I understand about the formatting not changing, but it doesn’t even remove the hyperlink.


Colin Chung September 22, 2011, 9:46 am

Holy cow this was driving me crazy too.

Found the solution:


canard111 November 22, 2011, 10:37 pm

Thank you – that worked.

maya.mendoza January 14, 2012, 3:16 pm

Thanks! I was trying to figure out whether I was loosing my mind or something wasn’t right.

klee020 September 16, 2012, 11:18 am


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Lisa June 7, 2014, 2:01 am

Holy cow, thanks! Was driving me bonkers!

bashar October 15, 2011, 3:57 pm

that was helpful thank you

arin November 19, 2011, 11:22 pm

excellento. thank you

Ctrl+Shift+F9 August 1, 2012, 2:39 am

Awesome! October 15, 2012, 2:13 pm

EXcellent. I had been frustrated for hours. It’s done the trick. THANKS!!

nicky November 11, 2012, 1:54 am

Thanks for this tip!!!!!

jason March 24, 2013, 11:31 pm

This doesn’t work for pictures that have an attached hyperlink though

Oracle May 16, 2013, 11:16 am

Wow! Fantastic. Tnx.
It’s been an hour I’ve been trying to do this, but your info helped me to do it in secs.

LS June 21, 2013, 9:27 pm

I can’t get this to work with Word 2010 — I’ve tried every combination of Function, Shift, Control and F9 mentioned and more and even tried adding ALT into the mix and adding the Edit Links icon to my Quick Access bar hoping it would work. Nothing helps — the hyperlinks just laugh at me and make a mess of my formatting because graphic elements stay linked to paragraph returns, spaces or other characters. Please help! I have photos and other graphic elements that are linked, so pasting unformatted text doesn’t help because it would take way too long to copy all the graphics back in.

Word 2007 User March 24, 2014, 2:26 am

Thank you for the excellent tip! I can now remove the links in my table of contents. You saved me a lot of precious time.

Theostein August 20, 2014, 8:44 am

Thanks a Million!

Bill August 23, 2014, 7:25 pm

Great tip … Thanks.

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