Reformatting Linked Text in MS Word

Although Scrivener preserves web links when compiling to .rtf, .doc., and .docx, Microsoft Word does not always correctly apply hyperlink formatting to linked text in the compiled documents. To force the link style in Word, select the option to "Ensure hyperlinks are colored and underlined" in the "Compatibility" section of the extended compile settings.

If you are copying and pasting from Scrivener rather than compiling, you can apply the hyperlink style in Word with these steps:

  1. In Word, press Alt+F9 to display the field codes in the document.

  2. In the Find/Replace window, enter ^dhyperlink in the search field

  3. Click in the "Replace" field, then click the "More" button to expand the options. Click "Format" and choose "Style" from the pop-up menu. Select the "hyperlink" style and click OK.

  4. Use "Replace" or "Replace All" to apply the hyperlink style to all hyperlinks in the document.

  5. Once you've finished the replacements (i.e. applying the style), you can hide the hyperlink fields in the document and restore them to their normal appearance via the Alt+F9 shortcut.