Help Systems and Hyperlinks

Software help systems are either pretty good or utterly useless.

Microsoft help system usually is a pretty good place to look for assistance when you’re using one of the products. If you know what you are looking for and it isn’t too in depth then it’s pretty straight forward.

Today, however, I found myself looking for instructions on how to delete all hyperlinks in a spreadsheet. When you copy/paste with formating Excel also keep the hyperlinks. The help system was pretty unhelpful, but maybe I was asking for the wrong thing.

Anyway, I soon gave up and headed to the Internet. If you need to delete all your hyperlinks on a sheet in Excel visit http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/macros/delete_hl.php. A simple, step by step guide and I was done in less than a minute.

So MS help didn’t help this time. Ah well. At least it’s better than the Adobe system. I rarely bother with that at all.

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