If you can’t stand the automatic hyperlinking in Microsoft Word, you might be hard-pressed to find the right place to disable it in Office 2007, since all the settings are hidden so well compared to previous versions.
Disable in Office 2003
Simply go to Tools \ AutoCorrect Options \ AutoFormat As You Type and uncheck “Internet and Network Paths”.
Disable in Office 2007
To disable in Word 2007, you’ll have to click the Office Button in the upper right-hand corner.