Deleting a Hyperlink

Part of Excel’s compatibility with the Web is to allow you to define hyperlinks in your workbooks. There may come a time when you no longer need a particular hyperlink. Fortunately, deleting a hyperlink in Excel is very easy to do. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the hyperlink. Excel displays a Context menu.
  2. Choose Remove Hyperlink. Excel dutifully removes the hyperlink.

You can also try to get rid of a hyperlink by simply clearing the cell. Just move to the cell and press the Del key or the Backspace key. The cell contents (the hyperlink) should disappear. The problem with this is that only the contents are gone; the formatting remains. Thus, when you later type something into the cell, it will be blue and underlined, looking like a hyperlink. It isn’t a hyperlink; it is just formatted as a hyperlink. To make it look different you’ll need to change the formatting.