Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Hyperlink Formatting.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 30, 2015)
By default, Word recognizes network and hyperlink addresses and formats them much as you would see them appear on a Web page. Normally, this means that the text shows up as blue and underlined. Word provides the ability for you to change the way in which hyperlinks are formatted throughout your document. This is because default formatting for hyperlinks is done using a defined character style. To change the formatting of your hyperlinks, follow these steps if you are using Word 2002 or Word 2003:
Figure 1. The Modify Style dialog box.
Figure 2. The Font dialog box.
If you are using Word 97 or Word 2003, follow these steps:
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