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Re: Interaction LibreOffice writer and TortoiseSVN

From: Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:05:16 -0500

On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Andrew <andrewgs_at_iinet.net.au> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have group of documents under version, including a set of ODF and DOCX
> files. I was recently working on one of these files (a DOCX originally
> created in MS Word 2012 but editing with LibreOffice Writer 3.6 on my
> home machine).
>
> After completing some changes, but before committing those changes, I
> used the "Compare with previous version" function in TortoiseSVN to
> review the file expecting to see the file open in TortoiseMerge -
> instead it opened in LibreOffice showing a partial diff.
>
> I closed LibreOffice, committed the change and reopened the file from
> Windows Explorer to continue working and found (frankly to my horror)
> that TortoiseSVN appears to overwritten the document with the
> differences only.
>
> When I reopen the file, I am now prompted by some sort of difference
> tracking tool within LibreOffice writer to accept the changes that I've
> made, and shows the difference between the previous version and the
> difference file as show by the "compare versions". I'm guessing that
> this is some sort of subversion client built into LibreOffice.
>
> Has anyone seen anything like this before and is there (and I've got a
> pretty feeling I already know the answer to this) any chance of finding
> the file as it was just prior to using the "Compare with previous
> version" function?
>

That sounds kind of like the the "track changes" feature in Microsoft
Office. In Word 2010, on the "review" section on the ribbon, you can
choose to show "final showing markup" or "final only" or some other
options. I'd look for something similar.

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