Topic: Changing the max. number of words for abstract submission  (Read 91117 times)

How can I set / change the maximal number of characters (or words) for abstract submission?

The maximal number of words (or characters) for the abstract text field can be set for each submission type / conference track.

Please go to:
Overview => Settings => Manage Submission Types / Conference Tracks
Select a submission type here and click on "edit".

Scroll down to "Settings for the Submissions Form of this Type or Track"
Select the appropriate number of words or characters under "Maximum length for abstract".
Please note that you can select both words and characters here, if you scroll the list up and down.

Please note that:
  • the number of characters also considers spaces
  • submissions with too long abstracts won't be accepted / saved by the system, but there is a tolerance of a few words / characters (as there are different methods / standards to count words and characters)
  • the input field for the maximum length also offers the option "Length is not limited"
  • only the text to be entered in the abstracts text field can be limited. This setting has no influence on the file uploads.
  • you cannot select a maximum number of text lines, as this length depends on the font type, computer and browser being used and may therefore lead to different limits for different users. Thus, the number of text lines cannot be identified automatically in such an environment.