# Text Formatting Notation Help

Learning how to create links quickly is important.

Notation Comment
[#anchor]
[^attachment.ext]

Creates an internal hyperlink to the specified anchor or attachment. Appending the '#' sign followed by an anchor name will lead into a specific bookmarked point of the desired page. Having the '^' followed by the name of an attachment will lead into a link to the attachment of the current issue.
[http://jira.atlassian.com]
[Atlassian|http://atlassian.com]


Creates a link to an external resource, special characters that come after the URL and are not part of it must be separated with a space.

The [] around external links are optional in the case you do not want to use any alias for the link.

Examples:

[mailto:legendaryservice@atlassian.com]

Example:

[file:///c:/temp/foo.txt]
[file:///z:/file/on/network/share.txt]


Creates a download link to a file on your computer or on a network share that you have mapped to a drive. To access the file, you must right click on the link and choose "Save Target As".

By default, this only works on Internet Explorer but can also be enabled in Firefox (see docs).

{anchor:anchorname}
Creates a bookmark anchor inside the page. You can then create links directly to that anchor. So the link [My Page#here] will link to wherever in "My Page" there is an {anchor:here} macro, and the link [#there] will link to wherever in the current page there is an {anchor:there} macro.
[~username]
Creates a link to the user profile page of a particular user, with a user icon and the user's full name.