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I am ussing apalike2 with natbib and I would like to apply normal, black color instead of light-green in my referrences, for example command:


produces green text:

(Smith, 2011)

and I would like to have everything exactly the same but in black.
I tried to google and dig into apalike.sty but I cannot find what i am looking for. Does anyone have useful link or know how to do this?

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It seems you load the hyperref package and use its colorlinks option. Try the following:


In case you are using a custom class/template that loads hyperref by default, add the following to your preamble:

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Cool! Works like a charm! Will be accepted in two minutes :) – mkk Sep 29 '11 at 17:28

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