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How to use more than 80 characters in page layout section Name in sales force

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Are you hitting some limit on the section name? What is your error message? It is likely that this is a limit controlled by Salesforce so not possible to change. But knowing a bit more about what your attempting to do, why you need so many characters might help folks provide some alternatives perhaps? :-) –  Andrew Fawcett Apr 14 at 13:28
    
Actually i want to use more than 80 characters in section name but Section Name field give this Error Message "The maximum length for this field is 80" i want to add description about that section as well as name of the section –  sneha Apr 14 at 13:32
    
I see, how about putting a small VF page component in the section then? –  Andrew Fawcett Apr 14 at 13:37
    
I do not want to use VF page,is this possible to do that without using VF page –  sneha Apr 14 at 13:45
    
Maybe a Formula field? –  Andrew Fawcett Apr 14 at 13:46
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I can see a few options to this, as per our discussion in the comments. Given your goal to add a description aspect to your section.

  • Use a Visualforce page to simply host the descriptive text and place that on the layout. You can then also use HTML formatting and images etc if needed.
  • Use a Formula field to include some message text which you can place in a single cell layout section to maximise the horizontal space to allow the text to flow more.

NOTE: That neither of these options, will sadly appear in Edit mode.

Finally, though not directly related to your question, but in relation to make the native UI more descriptive, don't forget you can also provide field level descriptions, which surface as little yellow popups when the user hovers over the question mark icon.

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,hi can you please tell me how can i use formula field for Some message text with html color and size ,because it is giving some error Message , i searched for that also but didnt get any useful link. –  sneha Apr 15 at 5:46
    
It looks like this is not possible (I'm not surprised from a security perspective tbh), success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=08730000000BrSLAA0. As I said only the VF route will allow you to use formatting. Other option, it's an ugly one, is to use a Formula field to display an image? (yuke!) :-) –  Andrew Fawcett Apr 15 at 8:55
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