MS PPT and hyperlinks

When I type in the following into my Power Point text box:

It will correctly display the text in blue, and will display the text underlined

I tried to select the text and make it black, but it would not display the text in black, only in blue

What I want is to make the text NOT underlined and displayed in black.

How can I do this in MS PPT?

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You can't make the hyperlinked text not underlined.

You can change the hyperlink color from blue to black by going to the Design tab, Colors button and selecting Create New Color Theme from the bottom of the Colors dropdown. Change the hyperlink color to black and save the color theme with a new name. It will be applied automatically.

If you want the text to not be underlined, then right-click and remove the link from the text. Draw a rectangle, right-click and add the hyperlink to that. Make the rectangle have no outline and make the fill 100% transparent (or 99% if you're especially cautious). Then place the rectangle on top of the text. If the text moves (like if you change the text in the textbox), you'll have to move the rectangle.

To make the rectangle fill 100% transparent, right-click it and choose Format Shape. On the Fill tab, move the transparency slider to 100%.

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