How to Remove Hyperlinks on Mac

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Are you looking for an easy way to remove hyperlinks from your Mac? It’s easy to do and just takes a few clicks. Hyperlinks can be a great way to share information and access websites quickly, but sometimes they can get in the way and make documents look cluttered. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to remove hyperlinks in just a few steps.

Removing hyperlinks in MacOS is quick, easy, and straightforward. To start, open the document or page that contains the hyperlink you want to remove. Then right-click on the link and select “Remove Hyperlink” from the context menu that appears. This will remove the link without deleting any of the text associated with it.

If you want to completely delete a hyperlink along with its associated text, select the entire link by left-clicking with your mouse or trackpad and then pressing “Delete” on your keyboard. This will delete both the hyperlink and its associated text from your document or page.

For PDF documents or pages on MacOS, open them in Preview mode (found in your Applications folder) and go to Tools > Show Inspector. Here you can click on the pencil icon at the top of the window which will open up a list of all links contained within that PDF document or page. Select which ones you want to disable by pressing “Delete” on your keyboard then save changes when prompted.

For an even quicker way to delete multiple links at once in MacOS, press “CMD + A” to highlight all text within your document then press “CMD + fn + Shift + F9” which will automatically delete all hyperlinks found within that article or page without having to manually select each one individually.

Finally, if you want to permanently disable automatic hyperlink creation while typing in MacOS applications such as Pages or TextEdit, go into System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > AutoCorrect Options > AutoFormat As You Type tab then uncheck “Internet & Network Paths with Hyperlinks” checkbox before clicking ok.

Now that you know how easy it is to remove hyperlinks from MacOS documents and pages, give it a try for yourself!

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Removing a Hyperlink

To remove a hyperlink, right-click the link and select ‘Remove Hyperlink’. This will remove the link but keep the text. If you would like to delete the hyperlink completely, select it and press ‘Delete’ on your keyboard.

Removing Hyperlinks in Preview on Mac

To remove a hyperlink in Preview (Mac), open the PDF you wish to edit and go to the Tools menu. Select ‘Show Inspector’ and click on the Pencil icon to bring up a list of links associated with your document. Select the link you wish to delete, then press the Delete key on your keyboard. This will remove the link from your PDF file. You can now save your changes.

Removing All Hyperlinks in a Word Document on Mac

To remove all hyperlinks in a Word document on Mac, you can use the following steps:
1. Select the text that contains the hyperlinks by pressing “CMD + A”.
2. Press press “CMD + fn + Shift + F9” to delete all hyperlinks at once.
3. Your text will no longer contain any hyperlinks.

Removing Hyperlinks from a PDF on a Mac

To remove a hyperlink from a PDF on a Mac, you will first need to open the PDF in the Preview application. Once opened, click on the “Edit” button at the top of the screen and select “Link” from the main toolbar. Then, move your cursor to select the link you wish to delete, and you will find the “Delete” icon in the right-side toolbar. Click on this icon and it will successfully remove the hyperlink from your PDF file.

Removing Clickable Links from a PDF

To remove clickable links from a PDF, you’ll need to use a PDF editor such as Adobe Acrobat. With Adobe Acrobat, you can open the PDF, select the Link tool or the Select Object tool, then select the link rectangle you want to delete. To complete the process, choose Edit > Delete, or press the Delete key. If you don’t have access to Adobe Acrobat, there are plenty of other online and desktop PDF editors available that should allow you to complete this task.

Finding Hyperlinks in a Word Document on Mac

To find all hyperlinks in a Word document on a Mac, first, open the document. Then, click the “Edit” menu at the top of the screen and select “Find”. In the “Find what” text box, type in “^d HYPERLINK” and click “Reading Highlight”. Finally, choose “Highlight All” to locate any links that have been added to your document. All of these hyperlinks will be highlighted so you can easily identify them and make changes as needed.


In conclusion, removing hyperlinks on Mac is a straightforward process. All that is required is to right-click the hyperlink and click ‘Remove Hyperlink’, which will remove the link while keeping the text. Alternatively, users can select the link and press ‘Delete’ to remove it completely. Additionally, in Preview, users can go to Tools/Show Inspector and click on the Pencil icon for a list of links which can then be disabled or deleted by pressing ‘Delete’. Finally, users can access AutoCorrect Options and uncheck the ‘Internet and network paths with hyperlinks’ checkbox for a more permanent solution. With these methods, Mac users are well-equipped to efficiently remove any hyperlinks from their documents.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.