Using the Media Module, files can be uploaded to Drupal and displayed as a link. The Media Module will allow for a wide range of file types to be uploaded, and an icon will be displayed next to the link name.
To upload a file to Drupal
Place your cursor in the rich text field where you want the link to display
Click the Add Media button on the editing toolbar
Click the Choose File button and navigate to the file on your computer
Note: If your file is not listed in the Allowed File Types list, you will receive an error message and will not be able to continue
The Display As option has no effect on the display of the link
Files uploaded using the Media Module are stored in your Drupal site. This means that you can link to the file on other pages. You can also update the file if a new version is needed.