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Re: Merge of Word docs?

From: Brian Mathis <bmathis_at_directedge.com>
Date: 2004-01-30 18:55:24 CET

Luis Malheiro wrote:

> Simmons, Bryan wrote:
>> Ok, so one of the basic characteristics of subversion is that when a
>> collision occurs with respect to two people checking in another revision
>> at the same time the last person to check in has to manually merge two
>> revs.
>> How is this handled with Word files or graphics or some other non-ASCII
>> file?
> AFAIK, you would need a tool to make the merge. ClearCase has one for
> MSWord. Maybe you could build one using MSWord macros.
> The issue doesn't apply only to non-ASCII files, Rational Rose files
> are ASCII encoded, but can't be easily merged without a tool called
> Model Integrator provided by Rational itself.
> Luis

Word actually has this built-in. In Word XP, look under "Tools/Compare
and Merge Documents". But as far as svn integration, you're out of luck
for now.

Brian Mathis
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