How to remove underlined hyperlinks in powerpoint

In this post you’ll learn all about how to hyperlink in PowerPoint.

And the reason that hyperlinking in PowerPoint is cool, is it allows you to jump around within your presentation or open documents outside of your presentation without leaving slide show mode.

  • Hyperlinking to another slide in your presentation
  • Opening a document or file on your computer
  • Jumping to a page on the internet
  • Open another PowerPoint presentation or slide show
  • Create a pop-up text effect in PowerPoint

The other cool thing about hyperlinks in PowerPoint, is that they automatically convert to the PDF file format. For details, see our guide here.

What is a hyperlink?

A hyperlink is typically clickable text that jumps you to a location online, opens a file on your computer or performs some other action when you click it.

  1. As the full URL address you are jumping to: For example, visit our website
  2. As shortened text with the hyperlink embedded inside the text (which is how it works in the Microsoft Office suite): For example: Visit our website here (with the entire URL address embedded in the text ‘here’).

This is an important distinction to make, as most of the hyperlinks you add in PowerPoint, Word and Excel will be clickable text or objects, with the hyperlink embedded within.

  1. Open a web page online
  2. Open files or documents on your computer
  3. Jump to a specific section in your document
  4. Create new documents (that you can begin editing)
  5. Start an email

These hyperlinks can be embedded (as you’ll learn to do below) in text, shapes, pictures, charts, etc., allowing you to create interactive documents.

That is, people can click on things within your document to perform certain tasks, navigate to specific sections of your presentation or even open custom slide shows (if you have already set them up).

Note: In PowerPoint, you can also use clickable objects to trigger animated effects, but these are NOT hyperlinks. To learn how to setup trigger objects to fire your animations (like making objects appear and disappear), read our guide here.

For a Microsoft FrontPage 2002 version of this article, see 293172.

For a Microsoft FrontPage 2000 version of this article, see 240972.



This article describes the preferred method for removing the underline from a hyperlink in FrontPage 2003.

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How to Remove the Underline from a Single Hyperlink

There are two ways to remove the underline formatting from a single hyperlink:

Use the Underlinebutton on the Formattingtoolbar. To do this:

Select the hyperlink where you want to remove the underline.

On the Formattingtoolbar, click the Underlinebutton.

The hyperlink will no longer be underlined.

Use the text-decoration cascading style sheet (CSS) attribute.

In FrontPage 2003, click the Codetab at the bottom of the FrontPage window.

Locate the code that looks similar to the following code:

Insert the style tag with the style=”text-decoration:none”attribute in the anchor tag, so that your code looks similar to the following code:

On the Filemenu, click Save.

The hyperlink will no longer be underlined.

How to Remove the Underline from All Hyperlinks

You can remove the underline from all hyperlinks in a page by adding a