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I want to insert a single URL that is clickable in the resulting PDF file I produce, but when I use the hyperref package, that turns every use of \ref, the table of contents, etc. into a hyperlink in the document. I just want the one URL to be a hyperlink. Any simple solutions?

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hyperref provides a hyper-link-less referencing through \ref* rather than \ref. On a case-by-case basis you can use use this. Or, a global alternative could be

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\usepackage{hyperref}% http://ctan.org/pkg/hyperref
\section{A section}\label{one} This is section~\ref{one}. \url{http://tex.stackexchange.com}
\section{Another section}\label{two} This is section~\ref{two}.

The redefinition of \ref to \ref* is delayed until \AtBeginDocument.

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Does this help?

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