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Editing Hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how you can edit and remove hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. Working with hyperlinks can make your presentation deck more interactive.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and higher



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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.

Follow these steps to edit and remove hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows:

  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. Doing so will bring up the contextual menu, as shown in Figure 1, below.
  2. Contextual menu to edit hyperlinks
    Figure 1: Contextual menu to edit hyperlinks
  3. You will see several options that relate to hyperlinks in the area highlighted in red within Figure 1, above. These are:
  4. Edit Hyperlink

  5. Opens the Edit Hyperlink dialog box that we discuss later on this page.
  6. Open Hyperlink

  7. Launches your web browser with a link, or opens a linked network path.
  8. Copy Hyperlink

  9. Copies the link to the clipboard.
  10. Remove Hyperlink

  11. Removes the link altogether.
  12. Choose either of the options explained above, as required.

Here's another way of editing your hyperlink:

  1. First, select the anchor object. Then access the Insert tab of the Ribbon. Next, click the Hyperlink button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, below.
  2. The Hyperlink button
    Figure 2: The Hyperlink button
  3. What is an Anchor?

    An anchor is any slide object that you can select, as explained in our Anatomy of a Link tutorial.
  4. You can also press the Ctrl + K keyboard shortcut instead of clicking the Hyperlink button.
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  6. Either way, you bring up the Edit Hyperlink dialog box, as shown in Figure 3, below.
  7. Edit Hyperlink
    Figure 3: Edit Hyperlink
  8. The hyperlink editing options within this dialog box are explained below:
  9. Address

  10. You can change the target link as required (highlighted in red).
  11. Remove Link

  12. You can remove the link altogether (highlighted in green).
  13. Once done, click the OK button (highlighted in blue) to accept the changes.

15 02 07 - Hyperlinking: Editing Hyperlinks in PowerPoint (Glossary Page)

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