08-11-2020 05:16 AM
How can I display a URL as a hyperlink (underlined in blue and clickable) in the bibliography in Word 365 using the template APA 7 (Endnote X8)?
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08-12-2020 08:07 AM - edited 08-12-2020 08:08 AM
If you want links to be created automatically when you have an URL, you can choose the following steps in Word:
1) Select "Options" from the "File" menu
2) Then select "Proofing" and click on the "AutoCorrect Options" button
3) Finally click on the tab "AutoFormat" and check that links are created automatically
08-15-2020 01:59 PM
My happyness was to early. Your hints solved my problem only partially.
1) Links from short-reference in the text to reference work perfect now.
2) Short references within the text are now recognizable as links -> they are blue and underlined
3) Hyperlinks from the bibliography work perfectly too.
4) Funktonalities 1-3 work in Word-Documents AND in PDF as they should!
B U T [!] there remains one unsolved Problem:
-> hyperlinks in the reference list are not visually recognizable as active links (they are not blue and underlined)
(screenshot from APA 7th reference book shows how it should look like)
I tried a lot with the style templates in word ... It didn't work.
thanks a lot for your help, perhaps we will finally solve this riddle too!
08-15-2020 07:37 PM - edited 08-15-2020 07:37 PM
08-16-2020 03:16 AM
Thanks for the screenshot. Thats exactly how I want it to be. I did everything like erik-arnes1 told me to do.
I added 3 screenshots to show the situation:
scr2) autocorrect fuction to convert URLs to active links is on
scr4) word 365 style template for "endnote bibliography" (automatic generated - without changes from me)
scr5) word 365 sytle template for "hyperlinks" (automatic generated by word - wihout changes from me)
I believe, that the cause of the problem is anywhere in the word 365 style templates
hope you have further proposals
08-16-2020 03:46 AM
I have an idea: can you send me your word-example - as word-document?
I will open it and check your style templates - perhaps I find the difference in the word-settings and can adapt mine -
or - more easily: i can use your document with its settings as template-file for further word documents?
I can try it -> perhaps it works! (perhaps not)
08-16-2020 11:44 AM - edited 08-16-2020 11:46 AM
I could, but I tested. If I turn off the autocorrect option to convert AND updated the bibliography - the blue underlines disappear. If I turn it back on, AND then update the bibliography, they reappear. I don't think my settings in the document will override your setting.
Because the forum provider won't allow links that are word documents. I will attach a version you will have to save it and rename it.
Nevermind, it doesn't let me attach it anyway. -- so you should contact me thru the messaging and I can email it to you, if you give me your email address. I dont' recommend posting your email address in the forum.
08-16-2020 12:15 PM