Turn off the automatic creation of hyperlinks in Excel

Excel 2016
A hyperlink in Excel is a text that you can click on to quickly navigate to other spreadsheets, files, or pages on the Internet. You can set up hyperlinks to display files stored on your computer, at remote locations, and on the Internet. For example, see how to organize your workbook using hyperlinks:
Hyperlinks in Excel 365

Excel automatically creates hyperlinks if you type or insert some text that Excel sees as hyperlinks, such as an URL or e-mail. You can quickly turn off and turn on the automatic creation of hyperlinks for more comfortable work in Excel ☺.

To turn off the automatic creation of hyperlinks, do the following:

   1.   On the File tab, click the Options button:

Excel 365 Options

   2.   In the Excel Options dialog box, on the Proofing tab, under AutoCorrect options, click the AutoCorrect Options... button:

AutoCorrect Options in Excel 365

   3.   In the AutoCorrect dialog box, on the AutoFormat As You Type tab, uncheck the Internet and network paths with hyperlinks checkbox:

Internet and network paths with hyperlinks in Excel 365

See also this tip in French: Désactiver la création automatique des hyperliens dans Excel.

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