Is it possible to use group policy to remove hyperlinks Excel 2016?

Patrick Gray 1 Reputation point
2021-06-28T20:06:25.073+00:00

I was wondering the best practice to remove or restrict items from opening in Excel and Word when inserted as a hyperlink or disable hyperlinks in those documents with group policy.

I couldn't find anything directly for this solution, And would greatly appreciate any advice for this topic.

Question: can group policy autocorrect a document when opening and remove items that match a regex like http[.]{1,5}[.{1,200} and auto correct it to "Link Removed" just curious for a possible solution. Disabled Clickable hyperlinks would be Ideal but I am open to any suggestions.

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  1. Viki Ji_MSFT 4,411 Reputation points
    2021-06-29T05:04:01.397+00:00

    @Patrick Gray ,

    Per my research, you may not be able to achieve this througn Group Policy.

    From the perspective of Office, I found an offcial article about disabling automatic hyperlinks, you may have a look.

    Besides, due to we are more focused on general issues about Excel client, I think you could refer to the following pages to post a new quesion to check if any code could be helpful to you.
    Excel developer community
    Office VBA support and feedback

    Hope the information could be helpful to you!


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