Here's what I want to do. I've seen this in many papers but not sure how to accomplish it.

  1. In-line footnote, number shows up either in crimson red color or inside a rectangle. It is clickable, i.e. when you click on it you go to the footnote.

  2. In-line reference, for example (John Doe, 1999). It is clickable, i.e. when you click it you go to the References section of the paper.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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To just create a simple hyperlink, this worked for me: \usepackage{hyperref} at the top after the other use packages, and \href{url}{linktext} where I want to put a link. and please search hyperref on StackOverflow, this question already has some good answers.


If I understood the question right, then you have to use an additional package...

I would propose the "hyperref" package!

Description and source for the hyperref package

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