We have a large number of documents that contain URLs in the footnotes and endnotes. We would like to convert them all to actual clickable hyperlinks, formatted with the hyperlink style. This is absurdly easy to do in the main text with the AutoFormat method, but apparently that method can't be used in footnotes and endnotes! The URLs all begin with the standard h t t p (without the spaces, thanks spam guards) but they are not formatted in any other consistent manner. The URLs are surrounded by other text, so it's not just hyperlinks within each note.

I found a potential starting point in the "Solved: Make all URLs if footnotes clickable?" thread (can't post a link), but the implementation is fairly complicated, requires that footnotes all be converted to endnotes, and documents a case where URLs are all formatted with brackets, making them easier to identify.

Any suggestions?