"Ivan Aleman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on 03/29/2007 11:25:09 AM:
> 2007/3/29, email@example.com
> > We have an intitive at work that requires the versioning of word
> > However since we do not have access to the version of Word that allows
> > saving a document in an XML-format does that mean the only way to
> > version word documents is to treat them as binaries?
> Hello Mattew,
> The short answer is: Yes, you have or better subversion has to handle
> them as binaries.
Another note that might be helpful: You can use --Fixed-Length-- keywords
(ONLY fixed-length keywords) in Word and PowerPoint documents. I put the
$Id:: $ in the header/first slide, and the $Rev:: $ in each
subsequent-page header/slide. I have also tried fixed-length keywords in
Visio documents, but it doesn't seem to work. You'll also have to
remember (and remind) others that there isn't a $Log:: $ keyword in
Subversion, so be prepared to have fun if you want to use version control
AND have a "document history" page in each document!
I should reiterate the fixed-length part: If you use a variable-length
keyword, Word will most likely refuse to open, or even recover, the file
(as happened with me).
-- A. Karl Kornel, Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.
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"Remember the Rules: Separation & Optimization"
Received on Tue Apr 3 06:55:28 2007