Microsoft Word can format Web and e-mail addresses as hyperlinks (hyperlink: Colored and underlined text or a graphic that you click to go to a file, a location in a file, a Web page on the World Wide Web, or a Web page on an intranet. Hyperlinks can also go to newsgroups and to Gopher, Telnet, and FTP sites.) as you type, but you can turn off this feature if you want.
- On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options, and then click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
- Under Replace as you type, select or clear the Internet and network paths with hyperlinks check box.