How to Turn Off Automatic Hyperlinking in Word 2013

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Nothing destroys the beautiful aesthetic of a clean document like a plethora of bright blue hyperlinks peppered throughout the text. Worse still, removing dozens of hyperlinks from a Word document one at a time can quickly become a monotonous chore. If you'd rather not have Word create a hyperlink every time you type a URL, you're in luck -- just follow these steps to disable automatic hyperlinking in Microsoft Word 2013.

1. Click "File" at the top left of the screen.

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2. Click "Options" at the bottom of the left-hand menu.

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3. Click "Proofing" on the left side of the popup window.

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4. Click the "AutoCorrect Options" button.

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5. Select the "AutoFormat as You Type" tab.

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6. Uncheck the Box "Internet and Network Paths With Hyperlinks."

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7. Click the "AutoFormat" tab.

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8. Uncheck the Box "Internet and Network Paths With Hyperlinks." 

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  • Dorene Says:

    What comes after Step 8? The bottom 3rd of step 8 is cut off with advertisements I can't get rid of. To make matters worse, the hyperlink marks are still in my documents even after doing everything through step 8.

  • RCB Says:

    I wish the other tutorials on the web were as easy to follow as yours. Kudos for making sense in a world of nonsense.

  • z Says:

    Exactly what I needed - thanks!

  • gc Says:

    Awesome, thanks for posting this. Very useful for APA reference page.

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