When I publish Google Docs to the web like this: https://docs.google.comView?id=dc7gj86r_22pv9qqffp I can manually turn a URL into a hyperlink as I did on the first two, but how can I make Google Docs automatically turn the URLs in my text into hyperlinks when the text is published as a web page?

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    Doesn't Google Docs automatically do this for you now? Jan 25, 2011 at 11:51
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    Don't have permission to see your sample document. Is this still an issue?
    – ale
    Oct 21, 2014 at 16:45

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It seems that right now, in 2018, it's the default behavior.

The link detection gets triggered when you enter a space or press enter after pasting or writing the URL.
So, if you paste a URL that has space at the end of it - it won't automatically detect it (at least not at first), and will treat it as simple text. For example "https://google.com ".

You can verify this setting under Tools --> Preferences:

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