Link Checker for Microsoft Word

Check your Word document for suspicious and broken links

Link Checker for Microsoft Word is a wonderful tool for managing and checking internal and external links and cross-references in Word documents. Use this add-in every time you need to ensure that the links in your document are valid.

  • See all links in a document in a tree view.
  • Sort links by their type: valid, suspicious, and broken.
  • Edit or remove links in a couple of clicks.
  • Check links even in headers and footers.
  • Export links to Excel or Word.

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Find and manage suspicious and broken hyperlinks and cross-references in your documents

Validate links in your Word documents

In the process of editing a Word document the initial links you have there may get broken; hyperlinks or cross-references can lead to objects that are renamed, moved to another location or no longer exist.

To make sure all your links are correct, you can run Link Checker and polish the document. You can choose to find all the links your document has, or broken and/or suspicious hyperlinks only, as well as cross-references. You will be able to see immediately where a particular link is and where it leads, whether there are some unchecked links left, and edit or delete links directly on the add-in's pane. You can also export the entire list to MS Word or MS Excel.

With Document Link Checker you can

  • Look for links all over the document, in a selected text, on certain pages or on the current page.
  • Find internal broken links and hyperlinks to other word documents and websites.
  • Locate and check external links.
  • View the results message with the number of links in your file.
  • See all links in a document in a tree view on the add-in's pane.
  • Navigate between hyperlinks quickly and comfortably.
  • Filter the results to work with broken and/or suspicious links only.
  • Check the item destination.
  • Edit or remove hyperlinks and cross-references in a couple of clicks.
  • Export the list of found links to a new excel or word document.
  • See field codes instead of their values.

Check your Word document for broken links

  1. Start the add-in and select the pages or the range of the document where you want to search for hyperlinks.
  2. Click Find links and see the results on the pane.

With the Link Checker add-in you can quickly find suspicious and broken internal links in Word files of any size. The plug-in will process hundreds of hyperlinks and show you which of them need more attention.

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Link Checker for Microsoft Word system requirements:

Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft Word 2016 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Desktop Word included in Office 365
  • Microsoft Word 2013 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Word 2010 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Word 2007

Operating System

  • Windows 10 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016
  • .NET Framework 4.0 must be installed.

If you need to install the add-in for a group of users, or on a Terminal Server (servers farm) please see Corporate deployment

Link Checker version

Current add-in version: 3.1.172
published on: 6-Aug-18

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