how do I put a square bracket on a page

thought I could put square brackets on my confluence page by escaping the bracket...like \[ but, that just shows a \[ on the page.  and if i do [] two in a row, I get a task.  I thought I could do two in a row and then back arrow to get  between them - no.  Is my only option to go into the source and edit?

 

thanks in advance

 

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Just type your two brackets then cmd/ctrl+Z and it will convert to plain ol' brackets. Also works if you want some text in [brackets].

This does not work for me on Mac OS X and the newest version of Confluence. Cmd+Z merely deletes everything I've just typed, doesn't undo the WYSIWYG.

This seems to work on my Mac:

[ <escape> letter letter letter ... ] command-z

 

That still seems pretty hackish.  That's not really a feature, you're simply breaking the buffer stream that the WYSIWYG logic is using.  Atlassian ought to create a controlled escape mechanism, just to avoid the inevitable change in interpretation by the enduser OS/Browser.

@Kyle, Agreed, as Dale's solution does not work for me either.  Even using <esc>, which was my first guess to get [text text], command-z still deletes everything I typed.

 

What did work was opening TextEdit, typing what i needed there, then copying/pasting it back to Confluence.  :/

 

Also works is the suggestion below:

[<esc> text text \]

OH MY Goodness.  this is awesome!  Thank you.  And thanks for being so quick!

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Trey Fore I'm New Here Mar 19, 2018

The incantation that seems to work from my Mac today:

[ <escape> char char char \ ]

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