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  1. Confluence Cloud
  2. CONFCLOUD-65302

Ability to link text to an attachment in editor

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      Status Update 15 December 2021

      Hi - I’m a Divya Sriram, a PM on the Confluence team. I recognize that it's been a while since you've heard from the team, so I'm here with the update we owe you.

      Solving the need for attachment links is high on our priority list. Currently, we are focused on critical work to improve table formatting and performance for Confluence Cloud pages - problems that also affect a very broad pool of users.

      Even though the solution to attachment links seems simple, there are a few technical considerations we need to tackle. We're actively investigating the best solutions to those problems and hope to start working on this in the next 6 - 9 months. We acknowledge that the delay on implementing this feature is frustrating for many of you. We will keep you updated on our progress.

      If you want to chat live, please grab time with me here: Divya Calendly Link

      Status Update 3 December 2020

      Hi all!
       
      My name’s Jonno and I’m a PM on the Atlassian Editor in cloud. This is an update on the status of this ticket/request.
       
      This ticket alludes to a number of different features:

      1. Being able to view an attachment inline vs having a thumbnail that takes up an entire line.
      2. Being able to link to an attachment that exists elsewhere in Confluence.

      We have a roadmap item in Q3 (Jan - March) to start work on the first problem - being able to view an attachment inline vs having a thumbnail that takes up an entire line. To be clear - this item will also include the missing ability to insert an already present image within the attachments of the specific page.

      We do not yet have roadmap work assigned to the second problem - being able to link to an attachment that exists elsewhere in Confluence. We are, however, exploring what we could do in this area. 

      I’ll continue to update this ticket as I have more to share.
       
      If you ever want to have a chat in person about the new editing experience, my calendar is always open to book in a 1:1 Zoom call - https://calendly.com/jkatahanas/editor.
       
      Please keep the feedback coming 🙂 
       
      Cheers,
       
      Jonno | PM for the Atlassian Editor (Cloud)

      Problem Definition

      With the latest editing improvements, the ability to display an attachment file as a link has been removed from the Link Macro. It is now only possible to link to known pages with this macro. 

      Displaying a link to an attachment in a page is only possible by attaching it using a macro directly or as a preview.

      Suggested Solution

      Provide ability to link text to attachments using the Link macro. 

      Workaround

      By using the Attachments macro, you can obtain the URL of an attachment and link text to that by pasting the link into the Link Macro.

      Workaround 2

      By visiting the `Attachments` page through the `•••` menu, you can right-click on the attachment links and `copy link address`. Then use that as a text/blue link.

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