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RE: New to CVS

From: Zieg, Mark
Subject: RE: New to CVS
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 10:15:09 -0400

> > "BUT" I was wondering if it can handle excel .xls files?
> > and word .doc files the same way it can handle .txt files?
> > as I am looking for something that can do what cvs can do
> > but i have spreadsheets that about two or three people will
> > need to edit and update at a time. At the min they have to
> > wait for each other to get out of the file.
> No.  It can store them, but it can't automatically merge
> changes the way it can with text files.  (Unless you already
> have tools that can merge changes and apply the patches that
> have been posted here to allow CVS to use external merge
> tools.)

(This is a quasi-commerical plug, but hopefully it won't get me kicked off
the list.)

I myself use CVS to control the Word docs associated with my project code,
but the process confuses some project members who find the process a little
alien to their typical Microsoft metaphor.

For situations that are primarily dealing with Office files, you might try
this, which "feels more natural" to many non-programmers:


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