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Re: copy-modify-merge with office

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:54:43 +0100

On 12 August 2014 10:45, lejeczek <peljasz_at_yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> hi all
> wanted to ask if copy-modify-merge is valid concept for ms
> office under subversion?
> I see everybody says request lock for all office docs and I
> wonder whether it's all precaution or merge actually cannot
> be done on .docx and likes?

Subversion can only merge plain (8-bit) text files. All office docs
are proprietary binary formats and cannot be merged automatically, so
using locks is the only safe way to work with these files.

Simon

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