When you are creating a Microsoft Word document you might be tempted to change the word 2007 default hyperlink color. Often the default hyperlink color in Microsoft word 2007 is blue and has become very common in both documents and websites. Sometimes this default hyperlink color looks a bit tacky and you might want to change it and customize it to your own taste. Personally I do not mind the blue color, but I do like to make the hyperlink bold to make it stand out better amongst all the text in your Microsoft Word document.
In the screen shot below, this is the default color for my document and I am going to show you how to change this default hyperlink color in the following tutorial.
How to change the word 2007 default hyperlink color?
1. Open your Microsoft Word program and open the document that you want to change the default hyperlink color in.
2. Make sure you are on the home so you can see this styles menu.
3. There is a little tiny arrow under where it says change styles. Click on this tiny arrow. See the screen shot below because when I said tiny arrow, I meant tiny.
4. A box will appear just underneath and you need to click on it to show the styles window.
5. When the Microsoft word styles window opens you will see a menu.
6. Scroll down and till you find the word hyperlink. See the screen shot below.
7. Click on the word hyperlink and a small drop-down Arrow will appear.
8. Click on the drop-down arrow and a menu will appear. Choose modify from the menu.
9. Now you have the option to change the word 2007 default hyperlink color, or maybe just make it bold or underline it, which ever you like.
10. In the example below I have simply made the hyperlink bold by pressing the B. The option to change the color is also there and is easily done.
11. When you are finished editing your default hyperlink color and style, simply press the ok button below.
After editing my default hyperlink settings by making all the links bold in my Word document, as you can see from the screen shot below, the links now stand out a lot better.
Changing your default hyperlink color in Word for a Mac OS X
- Go to the format menu and select style.
- Next to the word list, make sure all styles is selected.
- Then in the style section, and then choose modify to change.
- Click on format and then select font.
- From the list under Font Color you can choose the color you want.
- Save your changes by clicking ok.
Notes on changing the default hyperlink color in your word document:
- There is a keyboard shortcut to press to openness styles window, however I believe it is easier to open it the way I’ve showed you above. The keyboard shortcut is to press ALT+CRTL+SHIFT+S. It is really hard to get your fingers on all those keys at once.
- When you want to change the default hyperlink color in your word document, I sincerely hope that you have a magnifying glass handy to find that tiny little Arrow!
Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions or tips to share about changing the default hyperlink color in a word document.