Screen display as opposed to print out
Thread poster: xxxdholmes

Local time: 06:49
French to English
May 6, 2010

Hello, I've a document which, when printed, shows all hyperlink with the texts in full; e.g. next meeting on ..... But on the screen all I get is the computer links with the email address which I don't want. I use XP and Word 2003/2007 - the word file was created from HTML files by my customer.
How do I convert the screen display so I get the actual words rather than the hyperlink ? Help much appreciated !


sokolniki  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:49
English to Russian
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PureText May 6, 2010

Try to go to to download free software PureText for Windows (unless you are a Mc user) to convert a text with hyperlinks or HTML tags into a text. However it will work only as Copy and Paste - or at least as far as I know (select the text with hyperlinks/HTML tags, click on PT icon, paste into another text window). Good luck! I've been using this for a few years and it never failed me.


Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:49
English to German
In Word 2007 proceed as follows: May 6, 2010

1. Click the Office Button in the top left corner of the screen.

2. Select the Word Options button at the bottom of the fly-out menu.

3. Select Advance on the left.

4. Scroll to the Show document content section and untic the Show field codes instead of their values checkbox.

This ensures that you'll see instead of {Hyperlink...} onscreen as well.

In Word 2003, you should be able to do something similar via Tools > Options.


Local time: 06:49
French to English
Thank you both May 7, 2010

Found it and it works, thank you both.


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