Select a hyperlink without activating the link

To select a hyperlink (hyperlink: Colored and underlined text or a graphic that you click to go to a file, a location in a file, a Web page on the World Wide Web, or a Web page on an intranet. Hyperlinks can also go to newsgroups and to Gopher, Telnet, and FTP sites.) without activating the link to its destination (destination: General term for the name of the element you go to from a hyperlink.), do one of the following:

  • Click the cell that contains the hyperlink, hold the mouse button until the pointer becomes a cross Excel selection pointer, and then release the mouse button.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the cell that contains the hyperlink.
  • If the hyperlink is represented by a graphic, hold down CTRL, and then click the graphic.
Applies to:
Excel 2007