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In Microsoft Office 2003 programs, you can access extended alerts by selecting to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program. You receive a prompt asking you if you want to participate in this program after you install the Customer Experience Improvement Program with an icon in the Windows system tray.
Additionally, you change the setting at any time by clicking the Service Options button on the General tab of the Options dialog box in any one of the Office 2003 programs. The button displays the Service Options dialog box where you can choose whether to participate in the program. If you choose to participate in the feedback program, you also receive Extended Alerts in Office 2003.
Note This issue occurs when you open a file from a mapped drive, a UNC path, or a URL (Web address).
Microsoft Word: The total length of the path and the file name, including file name extension, exceeds 259 characters.
Microsoft PowerPoint: The total length of the path and the file name, including file name extension, exceeds 259 characters.
Microsoft Access: The total length of the path and the file name, including file name extension exceeds 259 characters.
Microsoft Excel: The total length of the path and the file name, including file name extension, exceeds 218 characters.
Note This limitation includes the three characters that represent the drive, the characters in folder names, the backslash character between folders, and the characters in the file name.
- Rename the file so that it has a shorter name.
- Rename one or more folders that contain the file so that they have shorter names.
- Move the file to a folder that has a shorter path name.