Shortcut key – Remove all Hyperlinks in Microsoft Word Document

How to remove all hyperlinks in a Microsoft Word document:

For Windows Users:



For Mac Users:



Option 2 (easier): COMMAND+6




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  • Sbhsart

    you can also select “Keep as Text Only” from the temporary button that appears at the bottom the pasted text  

  • Purnendu Seo

    it is not working

    • Anon

       Make sure you select all first.

  • Black Sun13

    Thank you, you are a wonder!

  • None

    Thank you!!!!!!! is there a way to make this a permanent change so that hyperlinks are never even available?

    • Not that I know of.

      • eltoro

        Yes under options > Proofing > Auto Correct Options

  • Inder Pahwa

    Great Tip!! Worked like a charm. Thanks!

  • Tana

    THANK YOU!!!

  • WOW – Thank You 100x over!!!!

  • Thanks a lot!

  • MissAlaineous

    This did not work for me (on a Mac).

    • Daniel


      Works for me on Office 2011

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  • Rosie

    Hallelujah! Thank you for saving me a whole lot of time editing a document!

  • Jiheon

    For Mac users: if you want to keep your text as it was, select all text by pressing command + A, then press shift + fn + command + f9 to remove all hyperlinks.

  • Tammy

    Thank you! Thank you! I had been looking all over for a way to do this on MS Word 2011 (on a Mac). Worked perfectly. Now, I just have to know why they make it so hard to figure this out? I was able to learn how to make text into links in my article; why did it not tell me how to take them out?

  • guru

    Crap. This doesn’t work on my Mac. Did Microsoft pull a fast one on its last update?

  • Rita

    OMG it worked. Thank you for sharing this tip!

  • I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

  • Kyle

    Thank god for you!

  • godwin

    Thanks a lot

  • Stephanie

    Faultless advice and stunningly beautiful brevity!

  • recidivst

    Incredible – thanks so much. I’m moving my site to a new platform and am currently editing 800 products in excel. I have to paste it into work because the search and replace is so much better and I was banging my head about this problem. Solved beautiful, thanks!

  • avila629

    Oh my gosh! Those hidden links have been driving us all bonkers. THANK YOU!

  • Dave

    Doesn’t work for me!

  • Ran

    Thank you, you saved my day!

  • anuj

    thank you…
    helped me a lot.

  • JCorneliuss

    Thank you!! All the other sites I’d found were insisting it was cmd+shft+f9 for a mac just like on my old PC. Only here did I find you also have to hit “fn”.

  • Heather

    THANK YOU! You rock!

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  • Cyrus

    Finally! After searching for answers on a number of forums, your solution worked! All those others forgot to mention the fn.

  • Julie

    Is there a way to turn off hyperlinks just while editing? I am editing a doc that NEEDS the hyperlinks, but if I click in the wrong place it keeps opening browser windows and it’s doing my head in!

  • Ken

    For Mac: CMD+A , CMD+6
    Same effect!!!

  • Ponta Vedra

    Fn+Shift+Command+F9 did not work for me on Word 2011 either. However, if your links are URLs or text imbued with hyperlinks, there is a simpler way: copy the links, paste into a plain text editor, then copy them from there and paste back into MS Word. Takes a bit longer if they are scattered and you don’t want to lose formatting for all your text, but it’s a heck of a lot faster than changing them manually.

    • The problem there is you also lose all the formatting of the document.

  • doesn’t work; neither shift-command-f9 nor command-6. I hate word.

  • Not working for me in Word for Mac 2011.

  • Anonymity

    THANK YOU, you’re a life saver (Mac user)

  • disqus_3Wu6MsSHGY

    Excellent Rafi!!

  • Carl Gonzales

    This worked great except for when the cross reference was in a table.