Removing a Hyperlink

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 27, 2014)

Documents—particularly those shared with others online—are subject to quite a bit of change over their lifetime. One area that may need to be changed more often than others is hyperlinks. A link may no longer be necessary, someone may prefer to use a different link, or the target of a link may no longer be valid.

Fortunately, Docs allows you to remove hyperlinks you previously added to a document. You do this by simply clicking on the hyperlinked text. Docs then shows a small information box below the text. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. Removing a hyperlink from a document.

Note at the right side of the information box there is a Remove link. Click this link and the hyperlink is immediately removed from your document, without further ado. If you realize after deleting the hyperlink that you made a mistake, just press Ctrl+Z to undo the removal.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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