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RE: Re: Diff and Merge on office document such as .doc and .xls

From: Gale, David <David.Gale_at_Hypertherm.com>
Date: 2005-11-29 14:59:58 CET

Andy Levy wrote:
> On 11/29/05, Flapflap <listes@sans-facon.net> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> Can subversion treat .doc and .xls has text files ?
>> I think no because it look like binary files but to be sure...
> They are indeed binary files.

But you can direct Word and Excel (verified under Office 2003; not sure
when this was introduced) to save them as XML. Some functionality is
lost, of course (the one I know for sure is ActiveX widgets disappear).
Give it a try, and see if it works for you.


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