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RE: Re: Can SVN handle Microsoft Excel files?

From: Leeuw van der, Tim <tim.leeuwvander_at_nl.unisys.com>
Date: 2005-06-08 13:03:54 CEST

I've read a message on the TSVN list from someone trying to do just that and what I remember is that MS Office saves it's XML files as one big long line... Diffing/merging of textfiles works on a line-by-line basis so I'm not sure this actually works.

cheers,

--Tim

-----Original Message-----
From: news [mailto:news@sea.gmane.org]On Behalf Of Manuzhai
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 12:48 PM
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Can SVN handle Microsoft Excel files?

> I would imagine that yes, you can put Excel files under version control,
> but of course Subversion wouldn't be able to do automatic merges of
> changes. You'd best use the needs-lock property available in Subversion
> 1.2 so as to ensure that only one person works on a given Excel file at
> a time.

Maybe if you save the Excel files in the XML format (first available in
Office XP) Subversion could do some of the merges.

Regards,

Manuzhai

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