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How can you get more characters than there are Bytes?


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#1 lostsoul65

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 03:09 PM

 I have an excel 2010 file with 6 tabs. One tab has 195,000 words (It has more because I didn't count the 6,000+ dates) and the other 5 tabs have about 50,000 words which is a total of "Let say 250,000 words" which comes out to about 1,250,000 characters or Bytes (5 Characters per word is the norm) and it only takes up 822K of space. Would someone explain how that is possible?

 



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