3 Useful Tips to Manage Hyperlink Styles in Your Word Document

In this article, we plan to provide you with 3 useful tips as to manage hyperlink styles in your Word document.

Whenever you insert a hyperlink into Word document, it takes default style that is the blue text with an underline. Since style is a big part in document, Word offers you ways to manage your preferred style. Today, we will focus on tips to handle hyperlink styles.Manage Hyperlink Styles in Your Word Document

Tip 1: Alter Default Hyperlink Style

  1. First of all, in “Styles” group under “Home” tab, click the arrow button to open the “Styles” window. Or press “Alt+ Shift+ Ctrl+ S” instead.
  2. Next in the “Styles” window, all styles used in current document are there. Find “Hyperlink” style and move cursor over it. You will see an upside-down triangle button. Click on it to bring out drop-down menu.
  3. On that menu, choose “Modify”.Open Styles Window->Click "Hyperlink"->Choose "Modify"
  4. Then in “Modify Style” window, set the formatting, such as font type, font size, and font color, etc.
  5. And on the left-down corner of the window, select either “Only in this document” or “New documents based on this template” option.
  6. Lastly, click “OK” to save modification.Set Formatting ->Click "OK"

Tip 2: Retain “Hyperlink” Style

Sometimes, you might apply same style to all texts in a document, and all hyperlinks won’t stand out anymore. To address this issue, there is a macro you can utilize.

  1. First and foremost, press “Alt+ F11” to open VBA editor.
  2. Next click “Normal” project and click “Insert”.
  3. And choose “Module” on the menu.Click "Normal"->Click "Insert"->Click "Module"
  4. Double click to open module and paste following codes there:
Sub RetainHyperlinkStyle()
  Dim objHyperlink As Hyperlink
  Dim objDoc As Document
  Set objDoc = ActiveDocument
  For Each objHyperlink In objDoc.Hyperlinks
    objHyperlink.Range.Style = wdStyleHyperlink
  Next objHyperlink
End Sub
  1. Finally, hit “F5” to run the macro.Paste Codes

All hyperlinks in the document shall be restored to default hyperlink style. Generally, the default style refers to the blue text and underline. If you’ve modified the default style, then hyperlinks shall take whatever style you’ve set.

Tip 3: Change Followed Hyperlink Style

You must have been aware that once you click to visit a hyperlink in Word, it by default changes into purple. Actually, that is a style called “FollowedHyperlink”. This makes it easy to spot followed and unfollowed hyperlinks. But in case some people might hate to see the disparity, here are 3 methods to alter the followed hyperlink style.

Method 1: Modify “FollowedHyperlink” Style

  1. Firstly, repeat the first step in tip 1 to open “Styles” window.
  2. Only this time, you need to find “FollowedHyperlink” style.Click on "FollowedHyperlink"->Click "Modify"
  3. Next repeat from step 2 to 6. Remember you need to set this style exactly the same as that of “Hyperlink”.

Method 2: Edit Hyperlink

  1. To start off, right click on a hyperlink.
  2. Then choose “Edit Hyperlink” on the contextual menu.
  3. In the “Edit Hyperlink” window open, edit nothing and click “OK” to close it.

You shall see the hyperlink changes back to its default style.

Method 3: Reopen the Document

Here is one last method.

  1. At first, save your document and close it.
  2. Then reopen the document.

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