How to change the color of links in a Google document



By default, when you insert a link in a Google document, it will be blue. But did you know that there are many ways to change this if you don’t like it?

Customizing your links in a Google Docs can be useful if you want to emphasize something or just like to play around with different styles, including changing colors. Keep reading this article and we’ll show you a step-by-step guide on how to change the color of links in a Google document.

Change the color of links

  1. Open the Google document.
  2. Find the link you want to customize and select it.
  3. Press the underlined letter “A” on the toolbar.
  4. Choose one of the colors or create your own to apply it to the link color.

Is it possible to change the default style of the link in Google Docs?

As you may know, Microsoft Word has a section called “Styles”, where you can customize the appearance of different headers, titles, references, etc. Among these options is a style called “Hyperlinks”, where you can choose a default formatting style for all hyperlinks in your document, including color.

Even though Google Docs has a styling section, you can only customize your title, subtitles, and headers. By default, anything you type in a Google document is marked as “Plain Text”. By adding a style, you further customize the appearance of certain parts of your documents. However, there is no “hyperlink” style option available in Google Docs, which means you cannot change the color of your links in this way.

How to highlight a link in a Google document

In addition to changing the color of a link, you can opt to highlight it if you want to make it stand out. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open the Google document.
  2. Select the link you want to highlight.
  3. Tap the highlighter icon named “Highlight Color” in the toolbar.
  4. Choose the color you want.

By highlighting a link, you don’t change the font color, just the background. The font of your link will remain blue by default, unless you change it.

Link Style

Link Style is an add-on for customizing the appearance of your links in Google Docs. You can add it by following the steps below:

  1. Open Google Docs.
  2. Tap the “Add-ons” section on the toolbar.
  3. Tap “Get Add-ons.”
  4. Type “Link Style” into the search bar.
  5. Select it and press “Install”.
  6. A pop-up message asking for permission will appear on your screen. Press “Continue”.
  7. Select the Google account you want to use.
  8. The add-on will require access to your Google account. Press “Continue”.
  9. Once you’ve installed it, “Link Style” will appear in the “Add-ons” section.

How to change the color of links using the link style

You can easily change the color of all links in a Google document with Link Style. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Select a link.
  2. Choose the link color using the toolbar option.
  3. Tap “Add-ons”.
  4. Tap “Link Style.”
  5. Tap “Update link style to match.”

Now all the links in your Google Doc will change color and match the one you chose for the first link.

How to Update Recently Added Links Using Link Style

If you changed the color of your links using “Link Style”, you may have noticed that the newly added links do not match the style you chose. You can easily match these links to others by following the steps below:

  1. Press “Add-ons” on the toolbar.
  2. Tap “Link Style.”
  3. Press “Update document”.

It will take a few seconds for Google Docs to browse and update the document. Once done, all of your links will match the style you defined earlier.

How to save a default color using the link style

Once you have created the desired color for your links in a Google Doc, you can decide to save it for your future documents. Here’s how to do it:

  1. After choosing the color of a link, press “Add-ons”.
  2. Tap “Link Style.”
  3. Tap “Use as Default”.

You can now use this style for future documents you create.

How to restore a default link style

If you saved a default link style, you can retrieve it for any future document by doing the following:

  1. Tap “Add-ons”.
  2. Tap “Link Style.”
  3. Tap “Restore to Default.”

In seconds, all of your links will change color, matching the default style you have chosen.

How to change the default link style

If you decide to change the style of the link, you can easily do so at any time:

  1. Select any link in your Google document.
  2. Right click on it and press “Clear Formatting”.
  3. Personalize the link. Besides its color, you can also change the font style, size, position, etc.
  4. Tap “Use as Default”.

Note that this will change the default link, but if there are other links in your document, they will not change style unless you press “Update link style to match.” “.

Add a splash of color to your Google document

Now you know how to change the color of links in a Google document. Whether you use the toolbar or the “Link Style”, changing the color of links is simple and achievable in just a few steps. Even though there is no default “hyperlink” style like in Microsoft Word, you can easily create one with “link style” and use it for other documents.

Have you ever used “Link Style” to personalize your links in Google Docs? Tell us in the comment section below.


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