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Re: OpenDoc and svn

From: Chris Tucker <chris_at_tuckerbrowns.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2006-09-19 23:16:16 CEST

It seems there is a solution, at least in OOo 2.0.x.
Go to File > Properties > User Defined. The "Info" fields are stored as plain
text. You can even rename them, so that e.g. "Info 1" becomes "Archive".
I don't know how long this will go on being supported, but it's good enough
for now,
- Chris

On Sunday 23 October 2005 19:41, Chris Tucker wrote:
> Just been trying out svn 1.2.3 as an alternative to Serena, and OpenOffice
> 2.0 as an alternative to MS Office. Most of what I've seen is totally
> compelling, but here's a thing: I want to embed keywords (Rev, for
> instance) in documents, so they become self-identifying.
> I've found Jani's post about fixed-width keywords, that's an excellent
> addition. It would permit embedded keywords in .doc, .xls etc. However,
> OpenDoc (if I've understood correctly) uses a zipfile, with the plain text
> in a .xml that then gets compressed.
> If svn could deal with this file format, it would be superb. Alternatively,
> is there a workaround by treating the .odt "file" as a tree?
> Background: I work in the aerospace industry, where product support often
> lasts > 25 years - we think OpenDoc is the best thing since ASCII...
> - Chris

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