Make links in LaTeX documents print in black and white28 Oct 2011
Here is a neat little hack to help optimize LaTeX documents for screen and print. I want links within LaTeX-generated pdf’s to be obvious when viewing on screen (“brick red” is my preference), but I want them to disappear when printed.
Once you have done this, you can style your links any way you like (color, highlight, underline/box, etc.)—as soon as you print, all of these decorations disappear and the printed output is in perfect black. Screen vs. print:
hyperrefmanual on CTAN warns us: this is an experimental feature! Apparently it sometimes breaks links that cross multiple lines—not such a huge deal to me since almost all of my links are numerical citations. ↩