I would like to highlight with a colored box the hyperlink to an url in the text as well as the hyperlink to tables, figures and references as in the following example:

Since I'm pretty new in latex, does anybody help me please?

Thank you in advance!


  • hyperref package should do what you want here – David Carlisle Jul 24 '14 at 9:32

here an example


\section{Example with \textit{hyperref}}

and the associated clinical information were downloaded \\
selected data are shown in Table \ref{tab1} . Information \\
and associated host genes was retrieved from miRBase 

one & 1 \\
two & 2 \\

the result

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  • 1
    Rather than \href{http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/}{http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/} you could use \url{http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/} (but, with the default settings, that changes the font). – Clément Jul 24 '14 at 12:56

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