This article demonstrates how to use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to update or replace hyperlinks throughout a workbook or on only a single worksheet.
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Sample CodeBy using VBA to update hyperlinks instead of doing so manually, you can help ensure the accuracy and consistency of your links. To do this, follow these steps:
- On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Visual Basic Editor.
- In the Project window of the Visual Basic Editor, right-click the Excel object that you want to update (this can be a single sheet in your workbook, the entire workbook, or the project), point to Insert, and then click Module.
- Type the following code in the module
NOTE: Set the oldtext variable to match at least some portion of the hyperlink text that you want to update or change. (This is the text from the Text To Display box of the Insert Hyperlink wizard.) Set the newtext variable to the updated hyperlink text.
Dim oldtext As String
Dim newtext As String
Dim h As Hyperlink
' These can be any text portion of a hyperlink, such as ".com" or ".org".
oldtext = "http://www.microsoft.com/"
newtext = "http://www.msn.com/"
' Check all hyperlinks on active sheet.
For Each h In ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks
x = InStr(1, h.Address, oldtext)
If x > 0 Then
If h.TextToDisplay = h.Address Then
h.TextToDisplay = newtext
h.Address = Application.WorksheetFunction. _
Substitute(h.Address, oldtext, newtext)
- Press ALT+F11 to switch to Excel.
- On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Macros.
- In the Run Macro dialog box, click HyperlinkChange, and then click Run.
- Check your hyperlinks to be sure they have been updated.
For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Article ID: 247507 - Last Review: Oct 10, 2006 - Revision: 1