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[Solved] Can't use more than 31 characters when naming a doc

Postby Adjev » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:39 pm

Hi!

Im trying to name a document, but there seems to be a limit at 31 characters. Is there a way to use more characters than this?
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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:28 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

What operating system?
Under Windows, there was a 260 characters limit (path included) but it has been changed to +32,000 with a late build of Windows 10.
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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby Adjev » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:12 pm

Thank you :)

Im using Windows 10. Andnits only with openoffice that i cant enter more than 31 character in the title.
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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby John_Ha » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:26 pm

Explain exactly in detail how you are doing it.

If you are trying to rename fred.odt to the cat sat on the mat.odt then you can use more than 32 characters in Windows.
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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby Adjev » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:38 pm

John_Ha wrote:If you are trying to rename fred.odt to the cat sat on the mat.odt then you can use more than 32 characters in Windows.


Yes, this is exctly what im trying to do. That is, im just trying to renare an existing .odt file with a name that is above 31 characters. But when im trying to type letter nr 32 there is just a ”ding”-sound for each keyboardpress and nothing else is entered.
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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:49 pm

Stop worrying - just abbreviate the name by leaving out the articles and spaces - use CamelCase.
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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby John_Ha » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:27 pm

How are you doing it?

Please describe in detail exactly what you are doing.

Give us something like "fred.odt is on the desktop. I right click fred.odt and choose Rename. The name is highlighted and I type in a new name. When I get to 31 characters each new character I type ..." or "With AOO open and editing tom.odt I go File > Save. When the window opens I highlight fred.odt and right click it ..." or ... what?????

Without further information there are too many variables.
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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby keme » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:48 pm

I recall the old Apple HFS filesystem having a limit around 30-32 characters. Dont know of any others in that range (otherwise, I believe all filesystems supporting more than 8.3 allow 255 or more).

Do you have your files stored on an old Apple fileserver?
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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby Adjev » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:47 pm

Ok, the probem seems to be related to me having stored the file on Google Drive and tryeing to rename the file in the google drive folder on my comuter. Dont know why there is a problem here with open office specifically. Cant open the openoffice files in the google drive folder on my computer either. I have to first open OO and then open the files from within OO. But ill probably start another thread about this new issue.

Thanks everyone for your help!
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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby John_Ha » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:01 pm

Adjev wrote: ill probably start another thread about this new issue.

If you do, please describe exactly what you are doing as saying it does not work tells us nothing. How were we expected to know you were using Google Drive when you did not tell us? Do you think we are mind readers?

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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby Adjev » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:08 pm

John_Ha wrote:
Adjev wrote: ill probably start another thread about this new issue.

If you do, please describe exactly what you are doing as saying it does not work tells us nothing. How were we expected to know you were using Google Drive when you did not tell us? Do you think we are mind readers?]


Ill do that.
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Re: Cant use more than 31 characters when namng document

Postby RusselB » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:05 pm

John_Ha wrote:
Adjev wrote: ill probably start another thread about this new issue.

If you do, please describe exactly what you are doing as saying it does not work tells us nothing. How were we expected to know you were using Google Drive when you did not tell us? Do you think we are mind readers?

See Survival Guide for the forum and read Tips for a better description of the problem


Personally this sounds like a Google drive problem, not an OpenOffice problem, thus a new topic for the discovered problem, imo, should go to a Google help forum, not on these forums.
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