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Re: Keyword substitution on Word Doc

From: Roman Neuhauser <neuhauser_at_bellavista.cz>
Date: 2003-07-25 18:21:25 CEST

# sindbad.the.seafarer@gmx.net / 2003-07-25 16:19:43 +0200:
> Concerning Re: Keyword substitution on Word Do
> Garrett Rooney wrote on 25 Jul 2003, 7:01, at least in part:
> > Sindbad the Seafarer wrote:
> > > Matt,
> > > maybe OpenOffice could help you? I have not used it so far,
> > > however, from what I read on it it saves files i.a. in XML format while
> > > it can also read/write Word docs. (http://www.openoffice.org/).
> >
> > You'd think the fact that they use XML would make it work, but it
> > doesn't. An OpenOffice file is actually a compressed file containing
> > several other files, including some XML. So to Subversion it looks like
> > a binary file, so you're stuck in the same place you were with a word
> > document.
>
> Thus in the end still kind of propriatary file format, even if they lay
> open *how* they compress ...

    "open" != "plain text"

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