Excel VBA Hyperlinks Function

This Excel VBA tutorial explains how to use Hyperlinks Function to send email and add hyperlink to Cell.

Excel VBA Hyperlinks Function

The purpose of the Hyperlinks Function is to remove or add hyperlink to a Cell, the hyperlink can be an email or a website.

There is another Worksheet Function Hyperlink (without s).

Hyperlinks.Add Method


expression.Add(Anchor, Address, SubAddress, ScreenTip, TextToDisplay)
Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Anchor Required Object The anchor for the hyperlink. Can be either a Range or Shape object.
Address Required String The address of the hyperlink.
SubAddress Optional Variant The subaddress of the hyperlink.
ScreenTip Optional Variant The screen tip to be displayed when the mouse pointer is paused over the hyperlink.
TextToDisplay Optional Variant The text to be displayed for the hyperlink.

Example 1 – Add website hyperlink

The below example adds a text “Access-Excel.tips” in Cell A1, and add a hpyerlink to http://access-excel.tips. ScreenTip is the yellow pop up box when you hover the move over the hyperlink.

Public Sub add_hyperlink()
    ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add anchor:=Range("A1"), Address:="http://access-excel.tips", ScreenTip:="This is my website", TextToDisplay:="Access-Excel.tips"
End Sub

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Example 2 – Add file hyperlink

Simply replace the website with the file path to add file link.

Public Sub add_hyperlink()
    ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add anchor:=Range("A1"), Address:="C:\example.docx", ScreenTip:="Open file", TextToDisplay:="example.docx"
End Sub

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Alternatively, you can insert an object as below, click here for details.

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Example 3 – Add Email hyperlink

The below example adds a text “Email me” in Cell A1, and add an email hpyerlink to my email address.

Public Sub add_hyperlink()
    ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add anchor:=Range("A1"), Address:="mailto:scammera1@yahoo.com.hk", ScreenTip:="This is my email", TextToDisplay:="Email me"
End Sub

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Click on the link to open the default email application.

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There are other methods to send email via Excel VBA where you can do more customization, click on the below post.

Send Email in Excel VBA using CDO and OLMailItem



Remove Hyperlink using Hyperlinks.Delete Method

The below example removes all hyperlinks in active worksheet.

Public Sub del_hyperlink()
End Sub


The below example removes hyperlink in Cell A1. You can customize the If Condition to suit your needs such as removing hyperlink of specific range value.

Public Sub del_hyperlink()
    For Each hyper In ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks
        If hyper.Range.Address = "$A$1" Then
        End If
End Sub

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