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When you replace hyperlinked text with new text, the Uniform ResourceLocator (URL) does not change; only the display text changes. For example,if you type the following URL in a Microsoft Word document:
The hyperlinking feature in Microsoft Word 2000 is designed to automaticallycreate a hyperlink object when you type any text that begins with one of thefollowing protocols:
http:// ftp:// gopher:// Mailto:
As part of this design, you can change the display text by selecting thehyperlink and typing the new text. Word only replaces the underlying hyperlink if you change the URL in the Edit Hyperlink dialog box or follow method 2 in the "Resolution" section of this article.
To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Change the URL in the Edit Hyperlink Dialog Box
After changing the hyperlink, right-click it, point to Hyperlink on the shortcut menu, and then click Edit Hyperlink. Type the new URL in the Type the file or Web page name box.
Method 2: Make a Correction as You Type the New URL
In the following procedure, pressing BACKSPACE deletes the underlying link text as well as the display text.
Select the hyperlink.
Type the hyperlink that you want to replace the original.
Immediately after you have finished typing the hyperlink (or any time while you are typing the hyperlink), press the BACKSPACE key once.
The last character you typed is deleted, and the hyperlink effect is removed.
Retype the last character and press SPACE or ENTER. The hyperlink effect reappears, and both the display text and the hyperlink match the new destination.