Options for appearance of links in hyperref

This provides options how to change the appearance of links in hyperref package.

You can customize pretty much any thing when using hyperref package, all the way to hiding all the links (no colours, no frames, just plain black text) with hidelinks.

(1) if you use colorlinks=true you can set (defaults in []):

          • linkcolor [red]
          • anchorcolor [black]
          • citecolor [green]
          • filecolor [cyan]
          • menucolor [red]
          • runcolor [cyan – same as file color]
          • urlcolor [magenta]
          • allcolors — use this if you want to set all links to the same color

(2) if you want some of these not coloured, simply set them to . (e.g., citecolor=.), which will use the color of the text where the link appears.

(3) if you use colorlinks=false and therefore want the frames around the links you have access to these settings:

        • citebordercolor [rgb 0 1 0]
        • filebordercolor [rgb 0 .5 .5]
        • linkbordercolor [rgb 1 0 0]
        • menubordercolor [rgb 1 0 0]
        • urlbordercolor [rgb 0 1 1]
        • runbordercolor [rgb 0 .7 .7]
        • allbordercolors

(4) again if you want some of these to not appear, set them to white.

(5) if you want the frames around links in citations but not on the table of content (and therefore not on other links such as to figures, tables or footnotes) I suggest you have a \hypersetup configuration with at least:

\usepackage{hyperref}
\hypersetup{
    colorlinks = false,
    linkbordercolor = {white},
    <your other options...>,
}

 

References:

https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/50747/options-for-appearance-of-links-in-hyperref (PDF)