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Old 08-01-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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What does a location number indicate in book from amazon? I think that the referr to the number of lines in the text of the book, location 3714 would mean that i am reading the 3714th line of text from the start of the book.
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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location 3714 would mean that i am reading the 3714th line of text from the start of the book.
Yeah, that's all wrong. Locations are little chunks of data. One location = 128 bytes (I think... someone will come along and stomp all over me if that number's wrong) of source-data.

So location 3714 would be (3714 x 128) bytes from the beginning of the document (source not text).

* sits back to watch the inevitable locations vs pages rematch *

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Old 08-01-2011, 03:38 PM   #3
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That's correct. Locations are units of 128 bytes in the file.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:29 PM   #4
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That's correct. Locations are units of 128 bytes in the file.
That must be excluding images.
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Cool what he said...

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