I am using {thebibliography} and I wanted to make one reference in blue font. I use \color{blue} but the problem is that the reference is in blue font but the number is still in black font.

Does anyone knows how to make the number blue as well?

I tried few things but couldn't manage. I tried something like {\color{blue} \bibitem{ref2}} but it doesn't work.


(Too long for a comment, hence posted as an answer.)

I experience no problem getting both the bib entry and the associated number to show up in blue if either the color or the xcolor package is loaded.

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\usepackage{xcolor}  % or "color"

\bibitem{ref1} faljadls;fjasl;fj

\bibitem{ref2} ldfja;lsfdj

\bibitem{ref3} ldfjas;dlfkja
  • That's great. Thanks a lot. This help me to spot the mistake I did before. – user161260 Jul 17 '15 at 11:28

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