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Re: TortoiseSVN and Microsoft Office

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 14:49:21 -0400

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 14:35, Richard <Richard.L.White_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm attempting to migrate our company from VSS to subversion. We're a
> windows shop so we're using TortoiseSVN to get the job done but we're
> running into a snag when it comes to document management. Is there a
> 'best practice' around managing Microsoft Office docs that I should
> use other than what comes out of the box. As it stands, I'm not sure
> how to direct people when they need to merge changes made between
> Excel files (for example). Any help or direction on this would be
> greatly appreciated.

Merging doesn't really work for Excel. I've never seen any way to make
it work - Excel lacks the change tracking and document comparison
features Word has.

Set & enforce svn:needs-lock on your MS Office binary files so that
only one person can (if they're playing by the rules) make changes at
any one time.

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