How can I make things link url references, my index, table of contents, and cross references clickable links in documents produced by LaTeX? I generally use pdflatex to produce my documents.

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The hyperref package does all of these things. you may need to include it with options like backlinksbackref to get back references, but it does everything you need.

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    Once you start using hyperref, you might well ask yourself: How can I remove the ugly borders around clickable crossreferences and hyperlinks? For even more issues regarding this package, check out the top questions tagged with {hyperref}.
    – doncherry
    Nov 1, 2011 at 12:22
  • The documentation is pretty voluminous. To just create a simple hyperlink, this worked for me: \usepackage{hyperref} at the top after the other usepackages, and \href{url}{linktext} where I want to put a link.
    – nealmcb
    Oct 25, 2012 at 2:04
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    The option is called backref, not backlinks.
    – Cerran
    Mar 7, 2014 at 17:32
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    @doncherry Your link to the hyperref resource gives a 403 only.
    – BairDev
    May 11, 2016 at 9:09
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    This link is now broken
    – user71207
    Jun 21, 2021 at 12:22

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