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[*] Post 505445 posted on 27-11-2016 at 03:42 Reply With Quote
Printing pages

When I prepare to print a word-processing document, I am given a couple of printing choices with respect to the pages I will print. I can simply print the whole document, without reference to the number of pages. Or, I can print pages 1-65535 (and I have the option of picking a subset of these numbers).

Oh, what a disappointment! I so wanted to print a document which has 66,000 pages, and didn't want to have to break it into 2 jobs.


But, I am thinking--there must be a story behind that number, 65535.
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[*] Post 505455 posted on 28-11-2016 at 07:27 Reply With Quote

I've never been that high! The longest document that I have to deal with is my music which is around 500 pages long.

I'm sure that there's a reason, but it's not one that I have ever had to research. I know that there's a 2Gb limit on the size of Access databases. (At least, there was, up until 2010.)
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[*] Post 505463 posted on 28-11-2016 at 10:16 Reply With Quote

65535 just happens to be the maximum IP packet size, because the maximum length word in IP is two bytes and one byte which equals eight bits. Thus, 2^16 = 65536. (Zero is a number (state), for this exercise), which is why 65535=65536, if that makes sense)

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