I am trying to use the \hl command to highlight a subsection and subsubsection title.

I have tried wrapping the commands in a \mbox or between parenthesis but it doesn't seem to work. They worked with the \ref and \cite commands.

This is what I tried:


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Put it inside the section command as so:


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  • What if I want the color to be green instead of yellow?
    – Wallflower
    Jul 1, 2021 at 8:05
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    @Wallflower That's a different question which already has answers, usually stemming around defining a custom macro along the lines of either tex.stackexchange.com/questions/260566/… or tex.stackexchange.com/questions/352956/…
    – oliversm
    Jul 1, 2021 at 8:10
  • Thank you for the link!
    – Wallflower
    Jul 1, 2021 at 8:47
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    Hey Oliver. This trick didn't work for me. Is it possible that because I am using the Elsevier's cas-dc class file?
    – WhoCares
    Apr 18, 2022 at 12:13
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    @WhoCares the document classes beyond the standard few are a bit of a Wild West.
    – oliversm
    Apr 18, 2022 at 12:14

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