As the question reads, I want to be able to select a block of text and remove all the hyperlinks in it at once.

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There is a hot-key for removing hyperlinks in a text selection in Microsoft Office, since Office 97.

  1. Select the block of text.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+F9.
    Note: depending on your keyboard layout/configuration, you may also need to hold Fn in order to get F9 to work.
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    Just a warning, this will unlink every type of field that happens to be in the selection, not just hyperlinks.
    – Adam
    Dec 14, 2012 at 9:48
  • From user MontereyDean: It took me forever to figure out why "CTRL + SHIFT + F9" wasn't working. On my computer, it's "CTRL + Fn + SHIFT + F9."
    – fixer1234
    Dec 24, 2016 at 22:21
  • @fixer1234 No, it's not. The key combination being sent to Word is still just what is given in my answer. It just so happens that if you look at your F9 key, there will be some other symbol there, and so for example what you were actually pressing without the Fn key was something like Ctrl+Shift+Toggle Wi-Fi
    – deed02392
    May 24, 2018 at 10:39

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