File name too long in Microsoft Excel 2008?

I have Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and I'm a big user of Excel.  Often, I receive an error message indicating that the file path that I specify when you create a new file is too long.  I am convinced that earlier versions of Mac OS x did not produce this error, or at least worked better.  I'm 10.11.4, OSX but I suffered with this problem for some time.  I read other reviews, stating that there may be a limit of 259 characters for the file name and path.

My question: can someone tell me if this path length limitation has been removed or the less liberalised in the latest version of Excel?  Should an upgrade just to get rid of this nasty problem.

Thank you...

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