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New Editor - insert file as link

On the old editor it was possible to insert a link and then choose an attachment to upload. This would upload the file and just show a link to it, rather than a thumbnail. How is this done in the new editor?

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Hi Jake,

  1. Upload your attachment to the page.
  2. Go to the Attachments view of the page.
  3. Right click on the attachment and copy the link to.temp.png
  4. Insert the link into a page like you would insert any other link.

Hope this helps! :)


So now whatever previously took 2-3 sec, now is going to take 30? Whoever made this decision was clearly a genius 

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Bring back an easier way to do this.  Maybe next time get some data on how many customers use this feature and talk to them.

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It doesn't really help, especially if you have a large number of files to add to a page.

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Fully agree. It is an absolute nuisance indeed, taking up much more time than the previous method. Almost renders it unusable for commented document lists.

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This is complete garbage. I have 10 attachments I need to add and it is so painful. Why do attachments not show up in the the searchbox that is displayed when the editing the link? How about starting the search with a ~ brings up just attachments from the current page?

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Does Atlassian have on the roadmap to bring back this feature that worked on the server based version? 

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I've literally spent an hour trying to remember how I did this only to discover it actually went away. And I can't for the life of me figure out how to get back to the list of 'attachments' to try the method above. GRRRRRRRRRRRR

I second this comment. 90% of the time I only want to show link so my page doesn't get clogged. Please bring this feature back.

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I completely agree

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If a feature is working fine, please let it be! Why do the users always have to find a workaround? 

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