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How to remove the Hyperlink Underline in Powerpoint 2008

Posted on 2010-04-04
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I don't need to have my hyperlinks underlined in a printed PowerPoint document.

How do I format a hyperlink without an underline?  I can't right-click on it, as I do in PP 2007.

Question by:computerlarry
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from this page:

we see basically "right click the link, remove hyperlink"

what happens when you right click on it, do you get a menu?
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by:B H
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if you want to disable PP from parsing things into links all together:

from here:

we see:
1. Click the "Office" button.

2. When the popup appears, click "PowerPoint Options".

3. The "PowerPoint Options" dialog box appears. Select "Proofing" in the left pane.

4. In the right pane, click "AutoCorrect Options".

5. A language-specific AutoCorrect dialog box appears. Click the "AutoFormat As You Type" tab.

6. Underneath "Replace as you type", uncheck "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks".
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by:B H
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interesting that link's answer is to basically create a rectangle over your hyperlink to cover it up, make it a solid box, and type into it...  kind of like using white out on powerpoint, that's nice.

Author Comment

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I appreciate the fast response.

Bad news:  Microsoft still has this fear of Macintosh, so they have specified different preferences for the CREATION of documents, although the compatibility of the PPT file is still guaranteed.  This is a half fast way of holding back the Mac platform (IMHO)  

SO - as Monty Python says:  Rule 6 - There is no Rule 6.  That is to say, the right-click option doesn't exist on the Macintosh platform.  All documents pertaining to Office 2003 and 2007 features don't hlp.

Good News:  Byron gave me the clue I needed.

For the reference of future readers, here is this elusive answer:  
Preferences -> Autoformat -> AutoFormat as  you type.


Author Closing Comment

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Microsoft has  purposely made the Macintosh version of PowerPoint different from the Windows version, and has removed certain features.  Options don't have the same names or menu locations.

I was able to take an educated guess on where this feature was thanks to the contribution of Byron, and I am appreciative of the other help I received.

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I have since discovered that although the Right-Click isn't available, a simple click brings up a very subtle menu to deal with the hyperlink formatting.

Photos attached....

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