By default, Word 2016 and 365 automatically create hyperlinks out of web addresses you type. If you’d rather Word not create hyperlinks automatically, you can disable this functionality. Here’s how.
Sometimes you just want to type a URL in your document and not have Word create hyperlinks for it automatically. This is especially true in areas like bibliographies where having every line contain blue, underlined text can be pretty distracting. Sure, you can go through and remove those hyperlinks manually, but you can also keep word from creating them in the first place. You can always go in and insert hyperlinks yourself where you want them.