How to hide hyperlink tags in the Word files?
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Maya Gorgoshidze  Identity Verified
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Jan 16, 2008

Hello,

I have a problem with Word documents. Today my MS Word decided to display all hyperlink tags, i.e. now I see { HYPERRLINK “mailto:username@domain.com” } instead of username@domain.com

Could anyone tell me how to restore the normal view?

Thanks and kind regards,
Maya


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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Field codes Jan 16, 2008

Those are Field code tags. You should go to Tools>Options>View (tab), and on the Show section, uncheck Field codes (or its equivalent in your language). It's the second box from the top on the right side of the View window; at least in Word 2003.

Good luck,

Claudia


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Thank you! Jan 16, 2008

Thank you so much for your help, Claudia!

Maya


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Luis Antonio de Larrauri  Identity Verified
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I had the same problem Jan 17, 2008

Thank you very much por your question, Maya, and thanks for your answer, Claudia, they were both very useful for me

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Phil Bird
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In Word 2007 Oct 19, 2008

I never had this problem in Word 2003 - but it seems that something I did in Word 2007 caused it to happen...

Thanks for your explanation - now that I know they are called 'Field Tags' I was able to find them.

In Word 2007 - click on the Office 2007 button in the top left.

Go to 'Word Options' , then in the list on the left, select "Advanced"

The third section down is "show document content" - towards the bottom of that list you will see "display field codes" and a tick box - untick it and they go away...

Once again, thanks people - it was driving me nuts!


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merciful_d
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thanks Jul 15, 2010

thank you all. My Word 2007 is going crazy these days and it keeps showing me field codes and every kind of text that should remain hidden.
I am going to tame it, thanks to you


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Caro Maucher  Identity Verified
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Same here! Jul 17, 2010

My Word 2007 has been behaving the same way recently - but no more, thanks to you! Once more, woman triumphs over machine! (c:

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Elene P.  Identity Verified
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alt F9 Aug 4, 2011

Or, as I saw on some forum one can hide them pressing Alt and F9 (in my case it was Alt and F9 and Fn).

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Gary Smith  Identity Verified
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Thanks Nov 23, 2012

Thanks guys. For some reason my Word started to spew out visible hyperlinks too. No idea why, but your explanation is far simpler and clearer than the one provided by Word's own help.

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