Article ID: 291209 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q291209
For a Microsoft Excel 2000 version of this article, see 233073
For a Microsoft Excel for Macintosh version of this article, see 323238
When you type an entry in your worksheet that begins with any of the following prefixes, Microsoft Excel automatically creates a hyperlink:
user name@company name.comExcel does not provide a built-in method to override this behavior. However, this article contains two methods that you can use to prevent Excel from automatically creating hyperlinks.
To prevent Excel from automatically creating a hyperlink, use one of the following methods.
Disable the AutoFormatting option
Type an apostrophe at the beginning of the cell entryYou can type an apostrophe (') to prevent a hyperlink from being created when you make a cell entry. For example, Excel automatically creates a hyperlink when you type the following text in a cell:
http://support.microsoft.comHowever, Excel does not automatically create a hyperlink when you type the following text: