# Hyperlinks Vertical Alignment Inside tabulary

When trying to create a table using tabulary as:

 \documentclass{article}

\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{tabulary}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}

\begin{tabulary}{6in}{rCJ}
\toprule
\textbf{Thing} & \textbf{Another} & \textbf{Thing} \\
\midrule
DEF & \hyperlink{def:ABC_DEF}{\texttt{ABC\_DEF}} & Some letters going on over here. \\
GHIJKL & \hyperlink{def:ABC_GHI}{\texttt{ABC\_GHI}} \hyperlink{def:ABC_JKL}{\texttt{ABC\_JKL}} & This box has enough text inside of it to do some word wrapping I should hope, as that's what happens in my table. \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabulary}

\end{document}


the table entries that are hyperlinks show up as being aligned with the bottom of the cell such that they're offset from the other text in the same row (i.e. DEF is above ABC_DEF in the table). When I remove the hyperlinks, however, the text in the rows are all aligned.

Is there any way I can use hyperlinks in a 'C' column of tabulary and maintain vertical alignment?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! A tip: You can use backticks  to mark your inline code as I did in my edit. –  Kurt Oct 16 '12 at 1:20
and it's always best to make a MWE :) –  cmhughes Oct 16 '12 at 1:21
I don't think the text changes its vertical position; the boxes might create this illusion, but the text keeps its baseline. –  Gonzalo Medina Oct 16 '12 at 1:22
Related Question: Adjust vertical spacing in tabular containing \href. –  Peter Grill Oct 16 '12 at 1:40

But the text is aligned; the boxes from the hyperlinks extend downwards, but the vertical position of the text remains unaltered, as can be seen with some auxiliary lines:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tabulary}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{tabulary}{6in}{rCJ}
\toprule
\textbf{Thing} & \textbf{Another} & \textbf{Thing} \\
\midrule
DEF & \hyperlink{def:ABC_DEF}{\texttt{ABC\_DEF}} & Some letters going on over here. \\
GHIJKL & \hyperlink{def:ABC_GHI}{\texttt{ABC\_GHI}} \hyperlink{def:ABC_JKL}{\texttt{ABC\_JKL}} & This box has enough text inside of it to do some word wrapping I should hope, as that's what happens in my table. \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabulary}

\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\draw[blue] (0,31.5pt)  -- +(\textwidth,0);
\draw[blue] (0,19.3pt)  -- +(\textwidth,0);
\draw[blue] (0,8pt)  -- +(\textwidth,0);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


Perhaps you could suppress the hyperlink boxes using some of the hyperref options, as in, for example, \usepackage[colorlinks]{hyperref}:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tabulary}
\usepackage{booktabs}

\begin{document}

\begin{tabulary}{6in}{rCJ}
\toprule
\textbf{Thing} & \textbf{Another} & \textbf{Thing} \\
\midrule
DEF & \hyperlink{def:ABC_DEF}{\texttt{ABC\_DEF}} & Some letters going on over here. \\
GHIJKL & \hyperlink{def:ABC_GHI}{\texttt{ABC\_GHI}} \hyperlink{def:ABC_JKL}{\texttt{ABC\_JKL}} & This box has enough text inside of it to do some word wrapping I should hope, as that's what happens in my table. \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabulary}

\end{document}


If you want to keep the boxes, but making them tighter, you can use Heiko Oberdiek's suggestions in his answer to \ref with tight box surrounding the reference:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tabulary}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}

\begin{tabulary}{6in}{rCJ}
\toprule
\textbf{Thing} & \textbf{Another} & \textbf{Thing} \\
\midrule
DEF & \mbox{\hyperlink{def:ABC_DEF}{\texttt{ABC\_DEF}}} & Some letters going on over here. \\
GHIJKL & \hyperlink{def:ABC_GHI}{\texttt{ABC\_GHI}} \mbox{\hyperlink{def:ABC_JKL}{\texttt{ABC\_JKL}}} & This box has enough text inside of it to do some word wrapping I should hope, as that's what happens in my table. \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabulary}

\end{document}


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Nice! Ugly red frames I would say. Is it possible to do it closer? –  Sigur Oct 16 '12 at 1:36
@Sigur what do you mean? Do you mean to have the boxes tighter? –  Gonzalo Medina Oct 16 '12 at 1:40
Yes, like \fbox. –  Sigur Oct 16 '12 at 1:41
@Sigur one can use \hypersetup{pdflinkmargin=0pt}` (see tex.stackexchange.com/a/77595/3954) but if the surrounding boxes have descenders the hyperlink boxes will still have depth. –  Gonzalo Medina Oct 16 '12 at 1:45
@Sigur please see the last example in my updated answer. –  Gonzalo Medina Oct 16 '12 at 1:51