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    Preventing a hyperlink

    Hello all,
    This is probably an easy fix but I can't seem to find it.
    Is there a way to prevent word2000 from automatically creating hyperlinks when an email address is typed? I know you can remove the link afterwards by rightclicking and removing the link. I would like to change the default option to NOT create the link in the first place.
    THANKS---
    --Tim

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    Re: Preventing a hyperlink

    The hyperlinks are part of AutoCorrect. If you go to Tools/AutoCorrect/Autoformat As You Type, look for the option "Internet and Network Paths With Hyperlinks" and uncheck the box.
    egghead

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    Re: Preventing a hyperlink

    Thanks egghead. I knew it had to be in there somewhere
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    Re: Preventing a hyperlink

    OK, so I turned off the automatic hyperlink feature (Thanks!) but now when I enter a hyperlink manually and then select it and click on the icon to turn the selected text into a link. However, I hit a problem if the link happens to contain a space. In particular, my link is to a folder on our LAN where it is not uncommon to have spaces in names.

    I can right click to select and then edit the link to make the correction (everything after the first space is lost) but I was hoping for something cleaner. Any ideas? I'm using Word 97 SR2.

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    Re: Preventing a hyperlink

    Are you typing the path into the document yourself?
    If so, try clicking the hyperlink button first, then using the Browse button to click your way to the link. Word shouldn't have any problem with the spaces if you do it that way.
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    Re: Preventing a hyperlink

    Hi walber
    Try this - it works on my Word97/SR2
    Type the hyperlink with <> characters around the actual link, e.g. <<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.some>http://www.some</A> thing.com>
    <font color=red>(hey - the lounge software is hijacking my text - I can't type this text without the forum turning the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.some>http://www.some</A> bit into a hyperlink. Sorry about this - don't know how to stop it)</font color=red>
    Select the whole item - including the <> chars - and click on the hyperlink icon. Word removes the <> and leaves the rest of the text in the Link to file or URL field.
    Brian <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Preventing a hyperlink

    Type your hyperlink and select it. Ctrl-C to copy it. Then Ctrl-K and Ctrl-V to paste it into the hypelink address. Click on OK and you have your link. (Or you can edit the display text to say whatever you want before you click on OK.)
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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