But there is an easy solution for you in TextMaker 2012: Go to Tools, Options, Edit and turn on "Format URLs as hyperlinks". This will automatically turn everything that you type and which looks like a URL into a working hyperlink, and when you press Enter, the hyperlink actually is turned off.
Martin, you are a life-saver!! What you've said above solves the problem. The odd thing is that I did
have that option checked (I think it comes checked by default), but I assumed it didn't work because when I pasted or wrote a URL, nothing happened. For some reason it didn't occur to me to press Enter. Only when I went looking for another way to create the hyperlink (via Format --> Link) did Softmaker create the link. I then pressed Enter, and everything I typed after that was also a link. But you've shown me that I don't have to do any of that, that all I have to do is put in the URL and hit Enter. The link becomes live AND the next line is normal--black, not underlined, and not a live link. That's exactly what I want.
MANY MANY THANKS!!