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Re: [opencm-dev] Re: [arch-users] Re: [A few SCM lists] Diff/Comparison of file formats others than ASCII/source code?

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap_at_eros-os.org>
Date: 2002-08-19 22:00:40 CEST

On Fri, 2002-08-16 at 17:15, Angles Puglisi wrote:
> I work in a commercial RE office, I review lease documents on occasion. I've seen
> lawyers (or their secretaries) send a draft in MS Word, then later make changes to
> that MS Word file, then use an external app that (somehow) compares the old file and
> the new file and produces a Rich Text Format .rtf file that has what is called the
> "markup", where text removed from the old file is "strike thru" (and maybe bolded),
> and new text is underlined and/or italics.

This functionality has been built into Word itself since Office 95 or
Office 98. It can be done on word documents themselves, not just RTF
documents. It's called "change tracking".

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