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In Microsoft Word for Mac 2011, I'm trying to edit the Hyperlink and FollowedHyperlink styles so that they don't modify the text's color that I'm hyperlinking.

For example, let's say I have the following words: red blue green all written in thier corresponding colors. Next, I decide to highlight these words and hyperlink them. By default, all the text will be turned into blue. That's not what I want; I want all the text to be the same colors, but with an underline added. That is, I would like the word red to still appear in red color, not blue.

When I edit the style, it shows this, as you would expect:

Underline, Font color: Hyperlink, Style: Hide until used, Priority: 100, Based on: Default Paragraph Font.

I want to remove the part I bolded, however, I don't see a way to do that. When I click the color icon, there is no option to select "no color." The closest thing to that is "Auto" which just changes the links to be black instead of blue.

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Format > Styles

There you can modify the styles in use for the current document, including hyperlink colours.

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I believe if you go under general setting you can set the default formatting for them... Its not where you NORMALLY format the text... (i don't have it installed right now..) go to file and preferences.. ( i think )

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I don't see any options relating to link color in the Preferences. – Senseful Apr 22 '12 at 20:18

From the "Home" tab, open the "Styles" box. Select the "Options..." link. In the "Select styles to show:" dropdown menu, select "All styles" and click OK. Go back to the Styles menu, select "FollowedHyperlink" Select "Modify..." In the Formatting section, choose the color you want and click OK

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For Mac, you can create a Macro to change the hyperlink color.

Sub Linkcolor()
 With ActiveDocument.Styles("Hyperlink").Font
    .Name = ""
    .Underline = wdUnderlineSingle
    .Color = RGB(80, 200, 210)
  End With
  ActiveDocument.Styles("Hyperlink").BaseStyle = "Default Paragraph Font"
End Sub

And then save it as a template with .docm. Then you can save it as a .docx.

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