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Old 04-25-2006, 05:15 AM   #1
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Is there a way to have Microsoft Word print a URL in black, rather than a color? Changing the color of a URL doesn't seem to work.
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:38 AM   #2
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Right mouse click on the link and select "Remove link". You can then colour it how you wish.

There probably is some style setting you can change somewhere - but it is a Microsoft application so is probably well hidden........

   
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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I've just checked in my copy of WORD 2003 and when you create a link like:

http://www.compuserve.com

it is prefigured to come up in blue.

But if you highlight it and click on the color toolbar icon ( A underlined in red) you can select any color:

http://www.compuserve.com

http://www.compuserve.com

and it still works. But if you don't want it to work then removing the link will do it all in one.

   
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Old 04-25-2006, 05:36 PM   #4
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1) After typing the link and a space, Word converts it to blue, underlined. Press Ctrl+Z to convert it back, continue typing. A one-shot fix.

2) Choose Tools, AutoCorrect Options, AutoFormat As You Type tab. Remove the check next to "Internet and network paths with hyperlinks" then click OK. A "Don't you DARE ever do that again" fix.

3) Choose Format, Styles and Formatting. Find the Hyperlink style and modify its formatting to suit. A kind of "I like that you do it, I just don't like HOW you do it" fix.

Is it useful or just sad that I don't really even *use* Word much but I still know three ways of knocking the obnoxiousness out of one small corner of it? ;-)

   
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Not sad - but pretty amazing! Couldn't have put it better myself, and I have to use Word almost every day...
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:04 PM   #6
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Of course if you ask me to get it to do any real work in it, I'm out of my depth. <g>

(Then again, some of the things I'd like to be able to do in Word leave it out of *its* depth, so hah, we're even.)

   
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:10 AM   #7
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There is a tool solve problem files MS Word - word fix, do something recover information from corrupted Microsoft Word documents and templates via the local area network, export the recovered information both to Microsoft Word and to a plain text file, allows users to avoid losing data important for them. Indeed, Microsoft Word is nowadays the most popular tool for creating any documents, including corporate ones.
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There may well be such a tool, but it's entirely irrelevant to the OP's question, which was how to change the hyperlink style. Nothing to do with corruption.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:47 AM   #9
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Lois:

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There may well be such a tool, but it's entirely irrelevant to the OP's question, which was how to change the hyperlink style
I've a rather vague idea that the colour is a Word option. I have no objection to the blue itself, but since I'm usually preparing a document that's to be printed, not merely seen on-screen, I always have 'Remove hyperlink' handy. However, I don't like hyperlinks that you only detect when it's too late, I like the blue, because it catches the eye—but I couldn't tolerate if I habitually had text in colour.

   
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:04 AM   #10
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Lois:

I've a rather vague idea that the colour is a Word option. I have no objection to the blue itself, but since I'm usually preparing a document that's to be printed, not merely seen on-screen, I always have 'Remove hyperlink' handy. However, I don't like hyperlinks that you only detect when it's too late, I like the blue, because it catches the eye—but I couldn't tolerate if I habitually had text in colour.
As the original poster ("OP"), I would like to clarify my original objective. I wanted to print out a MS Word document on a HP LaserJet 4 printer. Since this is not a color printer, I wanted all the text including the URL to be a uniform black, not grey, which would be the result of the URL with a link. The early answers here told me how to do that.
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