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Editing Hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how you can edit and remove hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2013.


Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and higher

Once you add a hyperlink to a slide object, you will want to edit the link, or remove it altogether. Both these tasks are easy to accomplish – and as usual, there’s more than one way to do the same task in PowerPoint 2013.

Follow these steps to learn more:

  1. The easiest way to make changes to your hyperlink, especially if all you want to do is to remove the hyperlink is to right-click the anchor object. This will bring up the contextual menu that you see in Figure 1, below.

    Contextual menu to edit hyperlinks
    Figure 1: Contextual menu to edit hyperlinks
  2. You will see several options that relate to hyperlinks in the area highlighted in red within Figure 1, above. These are:

    Edit Hyperlink: Opens the Edit Hyperlink dialog box that we discuss later on this page.

    Open Hyperlink: Launches your web browser with a link, or opens a linked network path.

    Copy Hyperlink: Copies the link to the clipboard.

    Remove Hyperlink: Removes the link altogether.
  3. Choose either of the options explained above, as required.

Here’s another way of editing your hyperlink:

  1. Bring up the Edit Hyperlink dialog box by first selecting the anchor object. Then access the Insert tab of the Ribbon. Then click the Hyperlink button as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, below.

    The Hyperlink button
    Figure 2: The Hyperlink button

    An “anchor” is any slide object that you can select, as explained in our Anatomy of a Link tutorial.
    You can also press the Ctrl + K keyboard shortcut instead of clicking the Hyperlink button. Want more keyboard shortcuts? Get a copy of our PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences e-book.
  2. Either way, you bring up the Edit Hyperlink dialog box that you can see in Figure 3, below.

    Edit Hyperlink
    Figure 3: Edit Hyperlink
  3. The hyperlink editing options within this dialog box are explained below:

    Address: You can change the target link as required (highlighted in red).

    Remove Link: You can remove the link altogether (highlighted in green).
  4. Once done, click the OK button (highlighted in blue) to accept the changes.
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