I have got a picklist and multi-picklist. And for values in multi-picklist, some are upto a length of 100 characters and Salesforce doesn't accept them. After going through the limitations of picklist (http://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=picklist_limitations.htm) I got to know that we can have up to "255 characters per entry" and "40 characters per value" for custom picklists and custom multi-picklists respectively. So, I would like to know if there is any alternative to have such entries of length > 40 characters fitted into multi-picklist.
Secondly, multi-picklist can hold up to "150 values" only, is there a way to add more entries?