LaTeX URL Links

Aug 11, 2011

By Jamison Dance

I had a resume. I used a perfectly good Pages template that did everything for me. I then decided it was an efficient use of my time to redo it in LaTeX, so I can increase my nerd credibility.

While going about this, I wanted to link to my GitHub account in the generated PDF. Some googling found the hyperref package.

\documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article}

\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}

Lets all link to my site! How about

just the URL?

\url{http://jamisondance.com}

Looks good. What if we want different anchor text?

\href{http://github.com/jergason/}{Jamison's GitHub Account!}

Now off to grow suspenders and a beard.

Jamison Dance enjoys kittens, making computers smarter and the magic of children's laughter. He tweets at @jergason and GitHubs as jergason. He also podcasts on JavaScript Jabber and Soft Skills Engineering.