The Hermit Hermit's Free Library  Brain Teasers

One in a series of exercises that demonstrate how to accomplish real-world computing tasks using time- and work-saving techniques.

Brain Teaser #12: Removing hyperlinks from a document


Your bot-net harvested another 150,000 email addresses during the night and you want to add them to your SPAM list, but... oops, er, ahem....

Your boss presents you with a MS-Word document containing the email addresses of potential new clients. He'd like you to add them to the company's database, but for some reason they just won't import correctly.

The addresses are formatted as hyperlinks in the MS-Word document and you suspect this is the problem. Remove the hyperlink formats from all the addresses.


30 seconds.


Data File (MS-Word file)