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XL97: No Menu Choice to Select All Hyperlinks

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Microsoft Excel 97 has no menu option that enables you to select allhyperlinks within a worksheet.
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For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:;EN-US;CNTACTMSIt is possible to use a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications subroutineto cycle through all of the hyperlinks within a worksheet and perform aspecific operation on each hyperlink. For example, you could delete all ofthe hyperlinks, or you could simply report the location of each hyperlink.

  1. Create a new workbook in Microsoft Excel.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Macro, and then click Visual Basic Editor.
  3. In the Visual Basic Editor, click Module on the Insert menu.
  4. Type the following code into the module:
          'This Sub procedure deletes all hyperlinks in the active worksheet.      Sub DeleteAllHyperlinks()          For Each xLink In ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks              xLink.Delete          Next xLink      End Sub      'This Sub procedure displays a series of message boxes indicating      'the location of each hyperlink in the active worksheet.      Sub ReportHyperlinkLocations()          For Each xLink In ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks              MsgBox xLink.Range.Address          Next xLink      End Sub      'This Sub procedure identifies each hyperlink and asks if you want      'to delete it. If you click Yes, the hyperlink is deleted.      Sub ReportAndDeleteHyperlinks()          For Each xLink In ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks              Response = MsgBox("Delete hyperlink in cell " & _                  xLink.Range.Address & " ?", vbYesNo)              If Response = vbYes Then xLink.Delete          Next xLink      End Sub      'This Sub procedure selects all cells in the worksheet that contain      'hyperlinks. You can then clear the selected cells to delete all of      'the hyperlinks.      Sub SelectAllHyperlinkCells()          FirstCell = 1          For Each xLink In ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks              If FirstCell = 1 Then                  Set xRange = xLink.Range                  FirstCell = 0              Else                  Set xRange = Application.Union(xRange, xLink.Range)              End If          Next xLink          xRange.Select      End Sub						
  5. On the File menu, click "Close and Return to Microsoft Excel."
If you insert some hyperlinks into your worksheet, you can try running thedifferent macros by pointing to Macro on the Tools menu and clickingMacros. Then, select the name of the macro to run, and click Run.
More information
The Go To Special dialog box in Microsoft Excel enables you to selectcells or objects in a worksheet in several different combinations. Forexample, you can select all objects in a worksheet, or select all cellsthat contain conditional formats or comments.

To use the Go To Special dialog box, follow these steps:

  1. On the Edit menu, click Go To.
  2. Click Special.
But, the Go To Special dialog box does not offer the choice of selectingall cells that contain hyperlinks. Because of this, you may encounter somedifficulty when working with large numbers of hyperlinks; for example, ifyou want to delete all hyperlinks from your worksheet, there is no way todo this without using a macro.
For more information about hyperlinks, click Contents And Index on the Helpmenu, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text
hyperlinks, creating
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Create a hyperlink"topic. If you are unable to find the information you need, ask the OfficeAssistant.
link URL "select.special" specialcells routine subroutine

Article ID: 156353 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 15:23:00 - Revision: 3.0

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