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    When I paste a web address into a word document, it doesn't show up blue/as an active link, forcing me to select it>right-click>edit hyperlink>click OK. I'd rather not have to follow all these intermediate steps. Is there a Word setting that will allow the web urls to be blue/active links immediately after I paste them in?

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    You have NOT stated what version of Word you are using, as this may help.

    Have you tried adding a space at the end of the pasted link?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Yikes, all caps there...so loud :-)

    Word 2007

    Thanks for the tip re: the space. That did it. Curious that one is needed to make the link active.

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    Yes, this has been a requirement since day one that I can remember. not really since day one.

    I think it appeared when the use of the Ctrl key and click the link was require to use the link. This use of the Ctrl key was so one could edit the links, because in earlier version the link was hot and one could not edit it.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    In addition to a space, typing a tab or a return will also change the pasted text to a hyperlink. The need for typing one of these characters after pasting, is likely due to the fact that the conversion to a hyperlink is an "Autoformat As You Type" feature.

    Gary

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