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Special Characters in Hyperlinks in Excel

When creating hyperlinks in Excel, you may want to use special characters to create an eye-catching or unique link. While most characters are allowed in a hyperlink, some characters are reserved for use in HTML and cannot be used in a hyperlink. These characters are:

  • <
  • >
  • "
  • #
  • {
  • }
  • [
  • ]
  • |
  • \
  • ^
  • ~
  • `


Some of these characters may be used if you escape them with a backslash (\). For example, the pipe character (|) can be used if you escape it with a backslash: \|. However, this is not recommended, as it can lead to confusion and errors.


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