Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Changing Portions of Many Hyperlinks.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 8, 2015)
Kerstine has a worksheet with many, many different hyperlinks in it. She is wondering if there is a way she can replace just a part of each link. For instance, she might like to change any instance of http://www.mysite.com/ to c:/documents/mycopy/. If there is anything additional in the links, then that part should remain. So, for instance, if the original link is http://www.mysite.com/thispage.html, it would be changed to c:/documents/mycopy/thispage.html.
This can be easily done with a macro. The reason is because the hyperlinks can be examined and changed using regular string functions. The following macro provides a simple way to address the issue.
Sub EditHyperlinks() Dim lnkH As Hyperlink Dim sOld As String Dim sNew As String sOld = "http://www.mysite.com" sNew = "c:/documents/mycopy/" For Each lnkH In ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks lnkH.Address = Replace(lnkH.Address, sOld, sNew) lnkH.TextToDisplay = Replace(lnkH.TextToDisplay, sOld, sNew) Next End Sub
This routine steps through all the hyperlinks in the current worksheet and makes modifications, if necessary, to each one. Both the hyperlink and the displayed text are changed, as appropriate. All you need to do is make changes to the sOld and sNew strings to specify what you are searching for and what you want to replace it with.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (11081) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Changing Portions of Many Hyperlinks.
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