Learn how to control automatic text hyperlinking in PowerPoint 2013.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
OS: Windows 7 and higher
Type or paste a web URL in your PowerPoint slide, and then press either the Enter or the Spacebar key. Presto, your web URL is now a live hyperlink, as you can see in Figure 1, below.
Figure 1: Web URLs become hyperlinks
Now this automatic conversion to hyperlinks can be a mixed blessing. In some ways, it can be beneficial because most of the time, this automatic conversion may just be what you need! In other scenarios, you may get offended by PowerPoint’s hand holding. Luckily, there are ways in which you can control this automatic conversion. You can turn off this automatic hyperlinking for a single link, and you can also toggle on and off this conversion altogether!
First, let’s explore the easy way.
When you press Enter or Spacebar, your URL become a live hyperlink. Additionally, you will see an AutoCorrect Options tag, also known as a Smart tag (see Figure 2). Clicking on the tag will bring up a small menu.
Figure 2: Smart tag
Options in this menu are explained below:
As you can see, you turn off the automatic hyperlink feature by using the second and third options in the preceding list! So what if you accidentally turn this option off? How do you turn it back? Here’s how:
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