Currently, my citations look like this (using natbib, author-year, bibtex for bibliography with style as ACM-Reference-Format):

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Is it possible to make the parentheses in the citation also part of the link? Such as in the following example:


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  • You've set tags for two mutually incompatible packages -- biblatex and natbib. Which one (if any) of these packages do you use to create the bibliography and citation call-outs? Please also tell us if you use bibtex or biber as the external program. And, if you use bibtex, which bibliography style do you employ?
    – Mico
    Sep 21, 2021 at 2:10
  • natbib. I use bibtex I believe. The style is ACM-Reference-Format Sep 21, 2021 at 2:55
  • without a complete example it is quite impossible to answer this. Sep 25, 2021 at 18:58
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    Sorry that is a quite bad excuse. You only need one bib entry to demonstrate the issue. You can simply add it to the question. Or use an entry from biblatex-examples.bib Sep 25, 2021 at 19:18
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    Berating a user for not knowing how to do something is inappropriate, unbecoming of experts, and not at all welcoming. It's been done to me too and I do not appreciate it and I'm tired of seeing it here. I apologize to the OP on behalf of the community. Sep 27, 2021 at 9:15

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I cannot comment for I do not have 50 of reputation, but I am pretty sure this is a duplicate of the this question which has a working solution.

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    Actually compiling the code shows the brackets are still not part of the hyperlink Sep 27, 2021 at 9:25

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