Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 15813

That is because Word is treating the URL as one long word and the entire URL won't fit on one line or the remainder of the line where you want to put it.

You can split the URL by hitting enter where you want it to break. It should be someplace logical like right before or after  a slash or other punctuation symbol. For instance, using this URL as an example:

Dodsworth, E., & Nicholson, A. (2012). Academic Uses of Google Earth and Google Maps in

a Library Setting. Information Technology & Libraries, 31(2), 102-117. Retrieved from


Comments (2)

  1. Thank you Katheryn Park! Thank you for posting this, I am currently writing citations for a research paper, and I am elated about this info! I have been having an issue with this for several days now, and because of this post my problems have been cleared. Thank you so much, God Bless!
    by Laneya Brechelle on Nov 29, 2019.
  2. You're welcome Laneya! Glad I could help. :)
    by Kathryn Park on Dec 01, 2019.

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