# [OS X TeX] hyperref package in thesis

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Fri May 24 03:02:30 CEST 2013

```Hello Bridget,

On 24/05/2013, at 10:51 AM, Bridget Kane wrote:

> Hi
>
> I've been having problems with the hyperref package in a thesis template.
>
> I label words and use \href to link back to them (internal in the document).

\href  is for *external* URLs, not internal links.

With \href you need to give the full URL, including the  http://  prefix,
unless you have also given a location with \hyperbaseurl .

Read  hyperref  package documentation for details of the syntax;
e.g. in  The LaTeX Web Companion, Addison Wesley, 1999.

>
> I can compile OK - I use Tex + dvi
>
> I've also tried with Pdftex and it doesn't make any difference.
>
> The problem is that the link doesn't work.  When I hover the mouse over the word with the \href, it shadows and points as if there is a link, but nothing happens on clicking.
>
> My version of Texshop  is 3.16 and I'm using Mac OSX 10.7.5 on my Mac Book Pro (tried also on an iMac)
>
> Any help of ideas would be appreciated.
>
> thanks
>
> Bridget

Hope this helps,

Ross

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