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Re: [TSVN] VBScript for comparing two MS Word documents

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-07-11 17:17:38 CEST

Simon Large <simon@skirridsystems.co.uk> wrote on 07/11/2005 11:15:53 AM:

> Molle Bestefich wrote:
> > The attached prototype doesn't rely on WSCRIPT nor CSCRIPT.
> > Compiles with VS.Net.
> >
> > Usage: worddiff.exe <base> <modified>
>
> The great advantage of heckling from the sidelines is that I can cheer
> and boo for both sides ;-)
>
> Personally I prefer the script because it's easy to see what is going
> on, and easy for an end-user to personalise, eg. translate into chinese.

> Once you start shipping extra exe files, everything is locked down
> unless you have the source and a compiler. And many of the people
> comparing Word docs will not want to be compiling code, even if they
> have VS.net.

I have the same feelings. I originally intended to turn this into a
simple VB program prior to submitting it, but didn't for those reasons. In
the end, it is much simpler to just include it as a VBScript.

Mark

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