I have been asked by the a journal editor to remove the blue highlighting (i.e., hyperlinks) in all figure captions. The following MWE generates the below output (provided that the ctanlion.eps file is saved in the working folder).:

  colorlinks = true,
  citecolor = blue,
  linkcolor = blue,
  urlcolor = blue}


\caption{CTAN lion draw­ing by Duane Bibby; thanks to www.ctan.org}

\caption{Same as Fig~\ref{fig:Figure1}}


enter image description here

The red annotations are manually added on top of the latex output to better explain my request.

  • \hypersetup{colorlinks=false} in your preamble if you want to remove colored links in your whole document. – Johannes_B Jun 26 '14 at 8:36
  • I don't want to remove them globally. Only in the figure captions. – Christos Oreinos Jun 26 '14 at 8:36

Replacing \ref{} with \ref*{} in the captions (or elsewhere) does the job.

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