Link to PDF/DOC/PPT etc Without Embedding

When linking to a PDF or MS Word/Powerpoint/Excel file, Confluence automatically thinks I want it embedded in the page. Which is great in some cases, but in most cases I need to just link to file itself, rather than embed it.

Is it possible to link to a PDF/DOC/PPT/XLS without embedding them in the page?

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Joe Clark Atlassian Team Apr 11, 2012

How are you inserting the link into the editor? It's working fine for me....

Actually, the way you did it worked on my PC...

What I was doing was typing in "!" and then the name of the file and then it would show up embedded rather than a link.

Joe Clark Atlassian Team Apr 12, 2012

Aha :)

Yeah, '!' is for embedding. '[' is for linking.

Attach the file to the page, and give link to the file?

Not quite... whenever I link to the attachment, the WYSIWYG editor thinks I want to embed it in my document rather than just link to it. I want to think it has something to do with the Office Connector but I don't see any documentation on how to disable this "feature" if that is the culprit.

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