When you paste a URL or web address into Microsoft Word Word will format the pasted text as a hyperlink. Sometimes this is very helpful but in an academic paper in APA style or MLA style you don’t want this to happen. Your URL should just be plain text.
You can tell when Word formats a URL has a hyperlink because the text turns blue and becomes underlined.
To remove the hyperlink just right click the link and select “Remove Hyperlink.”