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Please allow for more text to be entered into the First Look request field. [attachment: "First Look field"]
Currently there is a fixed limit for the number of characters allowed in the field for First Look requests to the author. This limit (1,024 characters) is almost never enough for the requests I need to send to authors. [attachment: "1024 limit"]
This requires that 1) I have to remove text from the field in order to initiate the task and 2) I have to remember to paste that text back into the email that goes to the author.
Further, the field that the authors see (Step 1 - Instruction & Reference Preview) only pulls in what was entered into the First Look field, not what was in the e-mail. So, the author has two different records of my requests: one in the email and one in their Author Center view. [attachment: "special instructions"]
Finally, it would be nice if the formatting (spacing / hard returns) entered into the First Look field could be retained in the author's view. Instead of a list it becomes a paragraph. [attachment: "special instructions"]