Do you want to remove blue underlines in
e-mail addresses and web site URLs from your printouts?
Here's how to get rid of the hypertext links
("hyperlinks") or simply change the Hypertext style to remove the color and/or underline codes.
First, you can prevent them
from automatically appearing in newly typed text by turning off
the appropriate program option:
- Click Tools, QuickCorrect.
- Choose the SpeedLinks tab, and un-tick the
option, "Format words as hyperlinks as you type them".
For more on QuickCorrect, including some useful
tips, see here.
Here are 3 methods to get rid of
them when they appear in e-mail addresses, web site URLs, etc.,
on labels or business cards
Method 1. If
you find that these underlines sometimes appear when you create
copies of business cards or Avery labels, you may want to use
my macro, LABLCOPY. It
will simply strip out all hypertext codes as it duplicates (copies)
the master card or label. No WordPerfect settings are affected.
Note: The LABLCOPY macro uses a Find and Replace
method to remove the beginning Hypertext code (the first part
of a code pair). Removing the first part of a paired code removes
the second part automatically.
You can do the same thing manually with Edit,
Find and Replace. With the cursor in the "Find:"
field, click Match, Codes, and in the Codes dialog that pops
up, select [HyperLink Begin], then click Close. In the "Replace
with:" field, be sure then <Nothing> is used. Then
click Replace or Replace All.
LABLCOPY contains the following bit of code,
should you wish to automate the above Find and Replace procedure
with a macro -
// Macro begins -
In the next command enter the actual code [HyperLink Begin] using
the Codes button on the Macros Toolbar (retain the quote marks)
SearchString ("[HyperLink Begin]")
// Macro ends
Just copy this code into WordPerfect (click
here for help).
Method 2. You
can (optionally) choose Tools, Settings, Environment,
and uncheck "Activate hyperlinks on open." But
be sure to click on Tools,
QuickCorrect, SpeedLinks tab, and
uncheck the box "Format
words as hyperlinks when you type them".
You will get rid of the blue underlines in future documents,
but you will also inactivate their hypertext links. If
this is okay, then you have solved your problem. (Note that sometimes
you'll still see them when creating cards or labels. The cause
is unknown, at least to me. Use the LABLCOPY macro mentioned
Method 3. However,
if you want to get rid of blue underlines in hypertext, but want
to keep the hypertext link "active" in case you want
to use it, use the method below
to change the Hyperlink style and delete the [Color] and
[Und] codes from the style itself.
Test the change by entering an e-mail address
or URL. The blue underlines should be gone, but in the Reveal
Codes window you should see the text still bracketed by two [Hypertext]
codes. When you pass your mouse over the text the insertion point
should change to a hand, indicating the link is active.
to change hyperlink styles from the default blue-text-with-underlines
You can apply a new, custom format to all
hyperlinks -- i.e., "hypertexted" items and cross-referenced
items (including page entries in a Table of Contents) -- in the
current document by simply editing the [Hyperlink] style.
In a document that has [Hyperlink] codes,
make a backup of the document, then:
- 1. Click Format, Styles to bring up the Styles
- 2. Choose the Hypertext style in the
Styles Editor, then click Edit. (In some earlier versions of
WordPerfect you might need to click Options, then Setup, and
choose to display all System styles.)
- 3. At the bottom of the Styles Editor dialog,
be sure to enable (i.e., check) the two boxes, "Reveal Codes"
and "Show 'off codes'".
- 4. In the Contents pane of the Styles Editor
you can remove the [Color] and/or [Und] codes (drag them from
the pane or use the Delete or Backspace key. DO NOT delete
the long [Codes to the left are ON - Codes to the right are OFF]
code. Use Cancel if you make a mistake or you want to abort your
At this point the blue color and/or underlines
are removed. If this is all you wish to do, stop here and click
OK, then Close. Otherwise, continue with the next steps to add
- 5. Select the [Codes to the left are
ON - Codes to the right are OFF] code. (This is often easier
using the Shift+arrow keys than with a mouse.) Once it is selected
you will see [Select] adjacent to the code.
- 6. Apply your new formatting to this selected
code. For example, you could apply a new font with the Styles
Editor's menu (e.g., Format, Font) or from the Styles
Editor's toolbar. Or you could use a different undlerline (assuming
you removed the existing [Und] codes in step 4) such as the dotted
underline, with Format, Font, Underline tab, Line style on the
Styles Editor's menu.
- 7. Click OK, then Close, to return to your
- If you want to make the new style available
in all new documents based on the default template, you can choose
the Hypertext style in the Styles Editor's Available Styles list,
click Options, then Copy ... to Default template. It might be
wise to make a backup of the default
- If you want to apply highlighting to the
Hypertext style, you will first have to add the highlight button
tool to the "Selected Text" property bar so that it
becomes available on the Styles Editor's toolbar. See here
for more on customizing property bars.