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From "Laird A. Trimble" <laird_trim...@videotron.ca>
Subject Re: Modifying Chart Titles
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2008 22:46:26 GMT
Nick,

Thank you for your quick response.  I'll figure out how to use the  
bugzilla system and create a new bug (with file) tomorrow.

Laird


On 10-Sep-08, at 11:43 AM, Nick Burch wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Sep 2008, laird_trimble@videotron.ca wrote:
>> SeriesTextRecords have a byte text length field that limits the  
>> title text length to 256 characters.  I presume that this is why  
>> 3.1 fails to read in files containing charts with long titles  
>> whereas the data length of the UnknownRecord is not limited and  
>> 3.0.2 had no problems.
>
> POI 3.1 has a little bit more low level charting support.
>
> Page 398 points at page 850 of the excel spec, which clearly states  
> that the SeriesTextRecord is made up of a single byte length, some  
> flags, and then the text.
>
>> Since excel allows for chart titles longer than 256 characters, I  
>> would presume the 256 character limit imposed by the  
>> SeriesTextRecord is a bug.  Is this the case?  Is there a work  
>> around for this problem?
>
> Can you open a new bug in bugzilla, and upload a file that has a  
> longer title than 256 bytes? That way we can see what microsoft do  
> to get around their rather silly restriction of only using 1 byte  
> for the length
>
> Nick
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