Extract URLs from a series of icons with embedded links which have been pasted into Excel
Posted on 2014-04-27
Is there a non-manual way to extract URLs from a series of icons with embedded links which have been pasted into Excel?
For example, suppose you are on a website page which displays a list of articles or maybe chapters of a book. And suppose that for each chapter, there is a link which you can click if you want to read that chapter (in HTML) and also an icon link (like an image of a speaker) which you can click if you want to listen to an audio file of the chapter.
If I copy that page and then paste it into an Excel spreadsheet with the origin formatting, then the result will contain both the HTML links and the icons with their links. There's some re-formatting required but before long, I can create a nifty list in which each of the HTML links behaves in the same way any other cell defined as a link does.
However, I am trying to figure out how to do the same thing with the audio file links. I've got the string of icons in front of me and each still has its link but they of course behave like images pulled in from PowerPoint. Any single icon's link can be obtained by right-clicking the icon then clicking "edit hyperlink" and so on but I am hoping to find a way to capture all of the audio link destination URLs en masse.