To deactivate hyperlinks or convert field codes (automated dates) to normal text, Word offers a shortcut key that can be used to accomplish this task.

  1. Place the insertion point anywhere within the hyperlinked text or field you want to deactivate. (If you’re deactivating a hyperlink, be careful not to launch it.)

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  2. Select the entire document by pressing Ctrl+A.

Next, press Ctrl+6. Word removes any selected hyperlinks and fields—without disturbing their original display text.

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