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Tom K wrote at 2009-02-19 14:30:40
Well actually the remove hyperlink bit only seems to work one cell at a time, not for multiple highlighted cells...

lee wrote at 2009-12-08 23:21:03
Here's a simpler way to un hyperlink in Excel--especially if you have a lot.

1-highlight the column with all the emails

2-copy the column

3-paste the column in a word document using paste special--select text.

4-copy the new column of unformatted emails

5-paste back in your excel document

Travelling Gal wrote at 2010-12-30 03:05:52

If you right-click on the hyperlink and choose "Remove hyperlink," you will remove the hyperlink, underline, and font color all at once. If you have just typed the entry, you can hit CTRL-Z and do the same thing.

If you want to prevent hyperlinks from being created globally, do this:

    Office Button



    Autocorrect Options

    Auto format as you type

    Uncheck the option "Internet and network path and hyperlinks"  

K wrote at 2011-05-10 18:07:20
Dave Peterson

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How do I disable the hyperlink for e-mail addresses in Excel?


In xl2003 menus:

Tools|Autocorrect Options|Autoformat as you type tab|uncheck the top option.

Aaron wrote:


> When I type an e-mail address in an Excel cell, it automatically hyperlinks.

> Is there a way to disable this function?


Dave Peterson  

Bytecrawler wrote at 2011-11-02 16:29:33
Actually, you can stop excel from automatically creating a hyperlink, at least in Excel 2007. When you type an email and "forget" to make it a hyperlink, excel will "autocorrect it." So you can suppress this by unchecking the appropriate autocorrect option. In Excel 2007, you do this by opening "Excel Options," selecting "Proofing" and then "AutoCorrect Options" and unchecking "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks" under "Replace as you type." Another way of doing this is to put a single quote before the address like you would do to suppress any other automatic formatting.

rgbailey wrote at 2012-06-29 21:49:21
Yes...  You can disconnect the linking.  

Click the Excel symbol at the top left side of the Excel bar.

Select "Excel Options" at the bottom of that window's frame.

Select "Proofing" from the window that opens.

Select the "AutoCorrect Options" bottom..

Select "AutoFormat As You Type" tab from the window that appears.

Uncheck the "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks" selection.

Click all the OK's as you then back out.

rgbailey wrote at 2012-07-21 12:17:03
If you save the Excel spreadsheet as any of Excel 97-2003, Excel binary format, and/or CSV format - then those e-mail address controls will be stripped out of the saved format.  This assumes that you don't have any cells with other controls that you may want to maintain.

Marcus wrote at 2012-11-26 20:53:34
To update an entire column: (1) Left click the column head.  (2) Now that the column is highlighted - right click that same column head.  You will see a list of options.  The last option is “remove hyperlinks”.  Click that.  Now all the hyperlinks have been removed.

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