Deleting a link from Google Docs is easier than it sounds. With a few clicks here and there, you won’t have to deal with them anymore.
How do links appear in your documents? When you copy a text and paste it without removing the formatting, those links will appear. Here’s how you can get rid of them.
Remove All Links by Pasting Without Formatting
Whenever you need to copy text with links, copy the text like you normally would. When it comes to pasting the text, right-click where you want the text to go and move the cursor to click on the Paste without formatting option.
If you prefer, you can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + V to speed things up.
If you click on the Paste option, the text will be pasted with all the codes the author added, including the links. Any text that is in bold or italics will appears as is.
How to Remove Specific Links from Google Docs
The previously mentioned tip will remove all links from the text you copied. But, if all you want to do is remove specific links, all you have to do is click on that particular link and choose the broken link option.
If you made a mistake and removed the wrong link, click on the back arrow at the top left, and the link will re-appear.
How to Prevent Links from Generating Automatically
Whenever you type an email and a URL, the link is created automatically. To stop this from happening, you’ll need to turn off the Automatic Link Detection option.
To turn this option off, click on the Tools option, and when the new window shows up, uncheck the Automatically detects links option.
How to Change a Link from One Word to Another
In the cases that your files need to have some links, you might need to change the word your link is in. To change the position of your link, you’ll need to:
- Copy the link by clicking on it and choosing the Copy Link option.
- Click on the link once again, but this time click on the Remove Link option.
- Highlight the word where you’ll be placing the link and right-click on it.
- Choose the Link option.
- Paste the link and click on the blue Apply button.
Links are generally useful, but there are times when you can do without them. Are there usually a lot of links in your Google Docs files? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below.