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How can I make things link url references, my index, table of contents, and cross references clickable links in documents produced by LaTeX? I generally use pdflatex to produce my documents.

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The hyperref package does all of these things. you may need to include it with options like backlinksbackref to get back references, but it does everything you need.

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Once you start using hyperref, you might well ask yourself: How can I remove the ugly borders around clickable crossreferences and hyperlinks? For even more issues regarding this package, check out the top questions tagged with {hyperref}. –  doncherry Nov 1 '11 at 12:22
The documentation is pretty voluminous. To just create a simple hyperlink, this worked for me: \usepackage{hyperref} at the top after the other usepackages, and \href{url}{linktext} where I want to put a link. –  nealmcb Oct 25 '12 at 2:04
The option is called backref, not backlinks. –  Cerran Mar 7 '14 at 17:32

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