Long text cannot be inserted in Citavi Beta

Patrick D. shared this question 22 days ago
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Hi there,

We use different practice to summarize chapters of our books. For example I'm taking extensive notes in outline mode. (see attach). I use narrative mode only for commenting and paraphrasing. The problem is that in Citavi Beta the pop-up no longer allow me to insert them. In previous versions the same pop-up appeared as a warning, but after clicking the OK button text was is inserted.

Can you help me to bypass this? Or maybe you can suggest me a best practice inserting a knowledge summarized in outline mode without breaking it?

Thank you.

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Hi Patrick

We have found that the warning didn't solve the problem but actually made it worse. By intentionally ignoring the warning, the changes failed to synchronise with the Citavi Cloud resulting in an ever growing changemap file. This file stores changes in the Citavi project that can't be synchronised with the Citavi Cloud for whatever reason. The effect of this is that projects with fields exceeding the character limits of 64,000 characters fail to work as cloud project.

We have therefore decided to enforce a hard character limit. We suggest entering summaries as individual knowledge items instead of a large en bloc text.

Best regards

Sebastian

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Thanks a lot Sebastian!

Let me see if I understood this correctly: If my text is in the limit of 64.000 characters (including spaces), Citavi will accept it. Right?

If it is this so, the limit is OK for me and the error above was a bug of Citavi beta since the whole text from that screenshot is 15.387 characters including spaces (according to Microsoft Word).

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Hi Patrick

I was informed by one of my colleagues that the limit in fact is currently only ~30,000 characters and will be raised with the upcoming beta release and Citavi 6.4.

64.000 characters, however, do not refer to what Word would count in your document, but what is actually stored in raw RTF format (see e.g. here) in the database. With this overhead, the actual "payload" is a lot less than 64,000 characters,


Best regards

Sebastian

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