We are running into problems with the 255 character limit on a multiline text field in a document library. I can change the setting to allow unlimited length, but the following warning is displayed:
Columns with long text are not supported by most applications for editing documents and could result in a loss of data. Only allow unlimited length if users will be uploading documents through the Web site, and not saving directly from the application.
Data loss is a big concern. Has experienced problems as a result of allowing the extended length? Any alternative solutions to allow more than 255 characters?
EDIT: using MOSS 2007