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I am practically an expert in MS Word... but experts don't always know everything lol... anyways... is there anyone that knows how to remove ALL the hyperlinks within a document besides doing each one manually? I'm not even sure if this is an option (and no... clear formatting does not remove hyperlinks).
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Take a look at these instructions:

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yes, I'm aware of that feature... that's if you type in a link and then it automatically inserts the hyperlink... what I need is... if I copied something off the internet to edit it through MS Word... all the hyperlinks I want to get rid of... but the only option I can manage to do is delete them individually. I'm not talking about as I type and then it automatically inserts them (I know how to turn that off)... I need to delete them (all in one go if possible).
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Can you not just highlight the whole document and then follow the steps above?
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When you have 300 plus links, that's time consuming!
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The other thing I thought of was to copy your document and paste into Notepad - this should strip away any formatting - it will strip all formatting though!
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I was going to make the Notepad suggestion, but littleus beat me to it.

Let us know if that doesn't work for you, Donald.
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yea, that's an idea... since I clear formatting anyways... I can paste into notepad and then copy the plain text into word to format? Notepad I'm guessing doesn't have hyperlinks?
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Yep.. that's right Donald. Notepad strips all the code. Then, you can just copy the plain text back into Word and add your formatting again where you need it.
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For hyperlinked URL's

You can set up a replacement :
Find: http://*.com or to catch all others http://*.*
Replace with: (spacebar)

make sure wildcards are turned on in the Find and replace facility and that should work.

For email addresses:

Find; *@*
Replace with: (spacebar)
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Peter... you are so clever!!! So simple yet so profoundly true!
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L, I've just sent you an email re your shopping cart query. I don't know if you would consider it or not?
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Just received it now and sent you a reply back.
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yes, I am aware of finding links through the document... it doesn't exactly work if the link was not the actual URL typed in but rather a description "click here" instead of "http:" ... I personally organize each article to my likeness... look at the appearance of this page... pay special attention to the pictures and tell me how you like the pictures and text wrapping (if it looks good or not)... the first picture doesn't show this (ignore that and go to the next picture on the page) and pay attention to the text wrapping... if it looks good... http://youcanneverbetoosmart.synthasi... ... also, check out the home page and tell me what you think :)