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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Let’s Have a Lot of Brevity

The ancient eight-dot-three limitation has long been lifted. Given expanded freedom in naming files, some of us get a little carried away. Here’s a file from one of the author’s clients, slightly altered to protect the innocent: SSGC holiday wreath photos and logos -- Publisher (10-19-05).pub. Because spaces, periods, and parentheses also count, that’s a 64-character filename. Windows and Macintosh platforms currently allow a total of 255 characters, which is perhaps overly generous. That’s an entire paragraph.

While Windows allows filenames of 255 characters, it limits a total path designation to 260 characters. Path designation is the literal pathway to the file’s location. For example, a file named Test.doc stored ...

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