Convert Hyperlinks to Text

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

I often receive documents that contain many hyperlinks—links to Web sites and e-mail addresses. I have to go through the entire document and convert the hyperlinks to regular text one at a time. Is there a faster way to do that?

For those who aren’t familiar with hyperlink elimination, here’s how it’s done: Highlight the hyperlink

and right-click, which evokes this screen:

Then click on Remove Hyperlink and the hyperlink is converted to text:

If you have many such links, press Ctrl+A to select the entire document and then press Ctrl+Shift+F9 to eliminate the fields that support the hyperlinks, converting them to text.

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