In InDesign, I have made sure that URLS in my citations are not hyperlinked. However, when I export the file and open the PDF, I can click on the URLS and access the linked websites. How can I prevent this from happening?
This is a preference in Adobe Reader that makes URLs that start with "http://" or "www..." clickable. This happens even if you do not make them hyperlinks in InDesign.
You can find this under Preferences -> General. Under Basic Tools uncheck "Create links from URLs". This will only affect your computer.
The only way I know to prevent this without needing to uncheck the preference is to write your URLs as "yourdomainname.com", so not adding www or http:// to the front.