restore underlining and blue font in hyperlinks

Sometimes the hyperlinks in a document lose the blue font and the underlining – the hyperlink still works but it’s difficult to tell it is there. The method for bringing back the blue font and the underlining is in Rhonda’s excellent newsletter which always has fantastic Word tips. This one she got from Suzanne S Barnhill, as explained here:

1.   Display field codes using Alt+F9 (or Alt+Fn+F9). This will make your hyperlinks display as field code so will change to { HYPERLINK “” }

2.   Press Ctrl+H to open the Replace dialog.

3.   Click More to expand the dialog.

4.   In the ‘Find what’ box, type ^d HYPERLINK. ^d represents any field code, and therefore ^d HYPERLINK looks for a HYPERLINK field code.

5.   With the insertion point in the (empty) ‘Replace with’ box, click Format, then Style.

6.   Select the Hyperlink style (it’s a long way down) and click OK.

7.   Click Replace All.

8.   Press Alt+F9 (or Alt+Fn+F9) again to toggle the field display back to results which has blue underlined hyperlinks.

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