I dragged a bunch of word documents from the Finder into an open InDesign CS3 document. It's quicker than Placing the files. Anyway, some of the Word documents have links. When those are brought into InDesign the links in the Word document turn into blue text with a square around them. I can format the text anyway I want but how do I get rid of those stupid boxes around each "link" text?
Apparently I just have to go to the Windows/Interactive/Hyperlinks palette and delete all the links. That trashes the rectangles. Sweet!
The rectangles are there to highlight the hyperlinks and it's a preference. By removing all the hyperlinks some may not be available as clickables within a PDF for example. That's all the bounding box is, they don't print, but they do bound the hyperlink in a pdf as a box to highlight them as hyperlinks. I know it's not really ideal it's kinda messy.
Anyway, if you highlight all the hyperlinks in the Hyperlinks Panel and then go to the Sub Menu of the panel (top right pull down list) there's the Hyperlink Options.
And under "Apperance" at the bottom of the dialog box is the option to change to Invisible Rectangles.
Here's the Help page on InDesign Hyperlinks for CS5 http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WS2162F434-F475-4b73-950B-B23DA7744492.html# WS091552E8-888F-4bd8-BC12-E70F75F0AFC2