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    Edit "Text to display" of dozens of hyperlinks simultaneously

    I've got about three hundred active hyperlinks on a page that are super long and taking up a lot of screen real estate. Is there any way to highlight all three hundred of them and, while keeping the hyperlink active, convert the "text to display" to something more manageable like <Link>?

    I know there should be a pretty simple macro for this...

    They are hard coded hyperlinks (CTRL-K), not formulas.
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    Re: Edit "Text to display" of dozens of hyperlinks simultaneously

    If the hyperlinks were addresses just typed into the cell like www.google.com or entered using the Insert, Hyperlink, you can right click on the hyperlink and choose Edit Hyperlink and enter a "Friendly Name" for the hyperlink. If entered via formula, you can enter a "Friendly Name" in the formula bar for identification.

    If the entries are typed in column C as http://www.microsoft.com or www.google.com you could enter this to extract the name and the result is a hyperlink

    Enter this where you want the short form:

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    If you are wanting to reduce the 300 hyperlinks to a single link on a worksheet, have all the hyperlinks on a worksheet and insert a hyperlink where they were that when clicked goes to the list of hyperlinks. Then have a hyperlink on the worksheet with the links that when clicked returns to the original position on the original worksheet.
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    Re: Edit "Text to display" of dozens of hyperlinks simultaneously

    The OP has indicated hardcoded hyperlinks, press CTRL-K on a cell to see that option. These are URLs types as text. When you CTRL-K to open the hyperlink wizard window, he wants to change the existing hyperlinks "Text To Display" in an entire column of these hardcoded hyperlinks to "Link".

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    Re: Edit "Text to display" of dozens of hyperlinks simultaneously

    Well I don't fully understand the macro language behind it, but I found a solution. This little macro fit the bill perfectly.

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    With "Link" being edited out for whatever I wanted the text to display to be.

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