Office X & long file names

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Why hasn't Microshaft patched this stupid problem, where we can't create files with names longer than 32 characters? Does anyone know if they plan to fix this?!


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    mrmistermrmister Posts: 1,095member
    I believe they will do that in the next version of Office. They claim that it is actually quite hard to do with Office's legacy code.
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    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    For what they charge, that's a joke. Good thing it's easy to copy. Keep that up, M$, that's a feature I actually use
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    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    We seriously have to wait for the next Office for long filenames? :eek:
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    [quote]Originally posted by Aquatic:

    <strong>We seriously have to wait for the next Office for long filenames? :eek: </strong><hr></blockquote>Yeah. Pathetic, huh?

    And they wonder why so many people pirate Office. Gee, Microsoft, don't do a half-assed job. Release a quality product and people might be more willing to shell out some cash.

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    If I recall correctly, the code for supporting long filenames has been around since 1999.

    Andrew Welch (aka. moki) showed a little tutorial on MacNN a year or more ago on how easy it was to change the old calls to the new ones. It looked pretty simple to me, at least... though, Microsoft probably has millions of lines of crufty old code to wade thought to find it all.
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    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    There's always time to redo icons though! Seriously the icons are less recognizable even though they're prettier. I think the more realistic icons are the longer it takes to recognize them; I've read about how many people don't like this ability of OS X to make insanely large and detailed icons. It's a trade-off to me: looking cool or being functional. As we all know Apple usually chooses the former!

    Yes I bet Office has incredibly ugly code. Is the next Office going to be Cocoa, Carbon, a re-write, does anyone know?
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