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.
Update: We have a newer version of this article that covers Word 2013 and up.
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.