Change the colour or remove the underline from hyperlinks in Microsoft Word

By default, Word shows hyperlinks in blue, with a blue underline, like this.

If you don't want the underline, you can remove it. If you want green or pink or red instead of blue, you can change the colour, too. Even the color!

To do either of these things, modify the Hyperlink style.

  1. Display the Modify Style dialog. To do that, in Word 2007 or Word 2010, click in a hyperlink. On the Home tab, click the dialog box launcher in the Styles group. (The dialog box launcher is the tiny tiny arrow at the far bottom right of the Styles group, under the "Change Styles" button.) The Styles pane will appear. In that pane, right-click Hyperlink and choose Modify.
  2. In the Modify Style dialog, Format > Font.
  3. In the Font Color box, choose the colour you would like. Or leave it blue, if you prefer.
  4. In the Underline Style box, choose (none). Or choose a different underline style.
  5. Click OK twice to get back to your document.

In spite of what you see in the Modify Style dialog, you can't tell Word to format hyperlinks with a different colours for text and underline.

Related pages

More information on How to modify styles in Microsoft Word.

Suzanne Barnhill's article Common Hyperlink Problems.