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Re: Interaction LibreOffice writer and TortoiseSVN

From: Andrew <andrewgs_at_iinet.net.au>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:20:52 +1000

On 12/08/2013 12:05 PM, Ben Fritz wrote:
> 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.
>
Hi Ben,
Afraid not, LibreOffice does have a similar function but it wasn't the
cause of this issue.

Cheers,
Andrew

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