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I'm trying to paste a rendered link, i.e., a link from within a Word or Excel file, into a rich-text column in SharePoint's datasheet view... Pasting from Excel, I get a working link, but it's the URL and not the link text; pasting from Word, I get the link text, but it's not a link - just plain text... Ditto when the source is rendered HTML.

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I've tried changing the format of the source, e.g., HTML, RichText, but it doesn't change the behavior.

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Instead of copying and pasting, you should try going into Insert -> Link -> From Address as shown in below screenshot:

Insert Link

This will bring dialog as shown below:

Insert Link Dialog

This will give you option to write both Text and Link.

Also instead of just copying from Excel/Word, you can right-click on the hyperlink and click Edit Hyperlink option.. This will allow you to copy both Text and link separately!

  • This solution doesn't work for my case, as I am using Foundation 2010 (another user edited the post to remove the tag; I should have retained, perhaps...) That said, your answer is otherwise applicable. Cheers~ – Pete Feb 3 '14 at 17:11
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For SharePoint 2010 (Foundation, in my case):enter image description here

I had the best results copying the links from a rendered HTML file. Copying the links from Microsoft Word and Excel documents was also successful. Unfortunately, you will also be pasting formatting with your code.

I opted to access the Ribbon > Markup > HTML > Edit HTML Source while using inline editing on the list. Less than ideal, so very welcome to more ideas.

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