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I found that the link-color for TOC text is identical to the link-color for Figures and Tables. When I change the color to black in the TOC also the color for Figures/Tables citation etc. is changed.

Is there a way to separately set the colors inside the TOC and outside?

  • Is there any chance you can reduce the length of the question? – user10274 Dec 28 '12 at 17:58
  • @MarcvanDongen: Length of the title of the question: reduced, question itself: well, reworded but not shortened, but I think it is short enough, isn't it? – Stephen Dec 28 '12 at 18:18
  • @Stephen Much better now. – user10274 Dec 28 '12 at 18:32
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\hypersetup{linkbordercolor=black} before \tableofcontents changes the link colour to black (also for links to Figures and Tables occurring in the TOC). Enclosing \hypersetup and \tableofcontents in a group (either by enclosing in curly braces {...}or by using \begingroup\hypersetup...\tableofcontents\endgroup) keeps the change local. (Using "plain colour names" like black requires the xcolorpackage.)

If the colorlinks=true option of the hyperref package is used, \hypersetup{linkcolor=black} must be used instead of \hypersetup{linkbordercolor=black}.

MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
{\hypersetup{linkbordercolor=black}
% or \hypersetup{linkcolor=black}, if the colorlinks=true option of hyperref is used
\tableofcontents
}
% \hypersetup{linkbordercolor=red} 
% is not necessary because the colour is only changed in the group
\section{First Section starting at page \pageref{s1}\label{s1}}

\ref{s1}

\end{document}

compiled MWE

Because you are using "black" (and assuming your text is written in black) also

{\hypersetup{hidelinks}
\tableofcontents
}

would be possible, which would - well, hide the links in the TOC.

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    +1 you might be able to make it a local change by using \begingroup\hypersetup....\tableofcontents\endgroup – cmhughes Dec 28 '12 at 17:43
  • @cmhughes: Yes, I was answering while developing the answer (me bad), had it grouped now by {}, but I'll include the alternative in the answer. – Stephen Dec 28 '12 at 18:12
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    {\hypersetup{linkcolor=black} \tableofcontents } works perfectly. thanks! – KOF Dec 28 '12 at 22:53
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You can also choose colors for your hyper references. Include this in your preamble and modify it according to your needs!

\usepackage{color}
\definecolor{Darkgreen}{rgb}{0,0.4,0}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\hypersetup{%
    pdfborder = {0 0 0},
    colorlinks,
    citecolor=red,
    filecolor=Darkgreen,
    linkcolor=blue,
    urlcolor=cyan!50!black!90
}
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    he doesnt just need to modify the link color, but he needs to do it locally, i.e. only for the TOC and not for all the document – SAAD Nov 20 '14 at 15:22
  • 1
    This doesn't answer the question. – lblb Oct 6 '17 at 19:53

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