Turn off the automatic creation of hyperlinks in Excel

Excel 365
Excel automatically creates hyperlinks if you type or insert some text that Excel sees like a hyperlink such as 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 2016 Options

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

AutoCorrect Options in Excel 2016

   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 2016

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

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