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When you insert a hyperlink in a Microsoft Word document, it’s formatted with an underline by default. You can easily remove the underline from the hyperlinked text to maintain consistency of the overall style of the document. Here’s how it’s done.

Remove the Underline From a Single Hyperlink

You can remove the underline from a single hyperlink without reflecting that style across every hyperlink in the document.

Open the Word document that contains the underlined hyperlink. Highlight the hyperlinked text by clicking and dragging your cursor over the text, then right-click the text to display the context menu. In the context menu, click “Font.”

Font option in context menu

The “Font” window will appear. In the “Font” tab, click the down arrow under the “Underline Style” option. Click “None” in the drop-down menu, then select the “OK” button.

Remove underline style option in font window

The underline is now removed from the selected hyperlinked text.

Example of hyperlinked text with removed underline

Remove the Underline From All Hyperlinks

If your Microsoft Word document contains several hyperlinks, you can remove the underline from all of them at once.

Open the Word document that contains the underlined hyperlinks. In the “Home” tab, click the dialog box launcher icon in the bottom-right corner of the “Styles” group.

Dialog box launcher icon

The “Styles” window will appear. Scroll to the bottom and hover your cursor over the “Hyperlink” option. Click the down arrow that appears.

Down arrow in styles menu

Another menu will appear. Click “Modify.”

Modify option

You’ll now be in the “Modify Style” window, which is where you can format the style of hyperlinked text. Click the Underline icon to deselect it.

You can also choose to reflect this style only in the document you are currently working in or in future documents. Additionally, you can add the new style to the “Styles” gallery for quick access.

Click “OK.”

Modify style information

The underline is now removed from all hyperlinked text in the document.

Marshall Gunnell
Marshall Gunnell is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, and most recently as CMO and technical staff writer at StorageReview. He's currently an API/Software Technical Writer at LINE Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, runs ITEnterpriser, a data-storage and cybersecurity-focused online media, and plays with development, with his RAID calculator being his first public project.
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