## LaTeX forum ⇒ Text Formatting ⇒ hyperref | Get rid of red Boxes around Links

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psionman
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### hyperref | Get rid of red Boxes around Links

I am using the hyperref package, but when viewed with acrobat the hyperlinks appear in red boxes. I have

in my preamble. According to the hyperref wiki page the default for colorlinks is false, but I cannot get rid of them

Can anyone help?

localghost
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You are confusing things. The red boxes (borders) you see in your PDF viewer are just marks, and not colored links. They will not appear in the printed document. Set »colorlinks=true« to see the difference. If you want to get rid of them also in the PDF output, try the »hidelinks« option. For details refer to the hyperref manual.

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psionman
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Thanks localghost

I want to remove the ref boxes for screen viewings based on acrobat (my users complain ) even when it's embedded in (say) Chrome.

I've tried

but I just get the error

C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.8\tex\latex\hyperref\hyperref.sty(3528): Error: Package keyval Error: hidelinks undefined.

localghost
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psionman wrote:[…] I want to remove the ref boxes for screen viewings based on acrobat (my users complain :? ) even when it's embedded in (say) Chrome. […]

That's absolutely clear to me. Get the latest version of the package by update of your TeX distribution. Get used to keeping your TeX distribution including its installed packages up to date. Will spare you a lot of trouble.
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psionman
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Thank you -solved

bkarpuz
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psionman wrote:I am using the hyperref package, but when viewed with acrobat the hyperlinks appear in red boxes. I have

in my preamble. According to the hyperref wiki page the default for colorlinks is false, but I cannot get rid of them

Can anyone help?

May be you are looking for \eqref*{} or \ref*{}?