How do I type text with brackets [ ] that does not link to another page?

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How do I type text with brackets [ ] that does not link to another page? Eg, "LCM_BRIDGE[0]" should just be text, however I see "LCM_BRIDGE0" and the 0 is linking to another page.

To be specific, I am typing in the Description field in a JIRA Issue.

 

Also apologies Robert, I am unable to reply to you as I have reached my 24 hour limit to reply below.

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Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Jun 29, 2016

For JIRA to escape special characters, you need to put a \ in front of it.  Therefore, your text should look like this:

LCM_BRIDGE\[0\]

but once you save, it should show up properly.

You could try Undo (Ctrl-Z on Windows) after the autoconvert replaced the text with a link.

Note: On my installation I only have this problem if there is a space in front of the first bracket (Confluence 5.10). Otherwise the autoconvert does not take place.

It seems as though I can put LCM_BRIDGE[ 0] and the result does not have a link, however, now there is a space between the bracket and the 0. I was not able to get the Undo to work as suggested.

I tried it with the string you showed (no space) and then hit Ctrl-Z. This works on my machine.

(With the space comment in my answer I simply wanted to point out that my Confluence installation behaves differently smile - and there may be other issues I cannot reproduce).

Ok - sorry, I missed the point of editing in JIRA (was misguided by the "Confluence Markup" smile). Thanks for the clarification!

So I assume that Stephen provided the correct answer for JIRA.

Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Jun 30, 2016

No problem... I was a bit confused myself first reading the question wink

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