To Hyperlink Or Not To Hyperlink

Question: What good is a hyperlink on a printed document?

Answer: It’s no good!

I mean, what good is it to have MS Word automatically turn every e-mail and Web address into a hyperlink if all you’re going to do is print the document?

We all know the answer and it’s just a wasted effort on Word’s part. In fact, if you don’t like the change in font color and the underlining, it’s causing you extra work because you have to keep undoing the hyperlink all the time.

For people who primarily print their documents, it seems that it would definitely be a benefit to know how to turn this feature off.

And, let’s face it, for people who use Word documents for printing, as well as, e-mail and other things, it may still be more efficient to know how to control this feature. Making an adjustment when you start the document would avoid individual changes later.

To find this feature, we need to get into the AutoCorrect Options, which is found on the Tools menu.

When the AutoCorrect window opens, go to the AutoFormat As You Type tab.

Under the “Replace as you typesection, you need to uncheck the “Internet and network paths with hyperlink” option.

Click OK.

Voila! Word stops creating unwanted hyperlinks and you’re good to print with no extra effort!

~ April