[cvsnt] cvsnt for word doc version control

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-cvsnt at yahoo.com.ar
Sat Feb 10 04:49:19 GMT 2007

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At Friday 9/2/2007 08:07, Tim Chippington Derrick wrote:

>Of course I agree with all these points - I am only used to using the
>free version of CVSNT, and have never had any support to help me in
>its setup and use (I'm self-taught, as I guess are most people here).
>I do know that CVSNT can do diffs on binary files too - it's just
>that I never yet found them to be very much use. In the word
>documents that I use, I am really only interested in the text itself
>and what it means, and the format and layout are almost irrelevant
>other than to make it easier for humans to read. But the doc formats
>are such that the text changes often get swamped and hidden by the
>foggy mush of binary formatting stuff, fonts, images etc. that is
>mixed in and around it.

Just *don't* use Word as the source document.
Write the documents on another format, and *generate* Word, HTML, 
PDF, etc. from there.
We use reStructuredText (a bit biased, because we do a lot of work in 
Python): http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html

Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL 


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