IDE diff'ing MS-Word files

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Bill Caroselli

IDE diff'ing MS-Word files

Post by Bill Caroselli » Tue Sep 02, 2003 2:11 pm

I love the graphical diff of the IDE. Is there any way to use it to
diff MS-Word files?

Is any other tool available for diffing Word file that can eb
incorporated into the IDE?

Chris McKillop

Re: IDE diff'ing MS-Word files

Post by Chris McKillop » Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:30 pm

Bill Caroselli <qtps@earthlink.net> wrote:
I love the graphical diff of the IDE. Is there any way to use it to
diff MS-Word files?

Is any other tool available for diffing Word file that can eb
incorporated into the IDE?
You would need something that could read the .doc file format and doing
a logical diff on the data. I doubt it will do anything usefull as it is
now since .doc files are binary memory dumps.

chris

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Bill Caroselli

Re: IDE diff'ing MS-Word files

Post by Bill Caroselli » Wed Sep 03, 2003 1:01 pm

Chris McKillop <cdm@qnx.com> wrote:
CM > Bill Caroselli <qtps@earthlink.net> wrote:
I love the graphical diff of the IDE. Is there any way to use it to
diff MS-Word files?

Is any other tool available for diffing Word file that can eb
incorporated into the IDE?
CM > You would need something that could read the .doc file format and doing
CM > a logical diff on the data. I doubt it will do anything usefull as it is
CM > now since .doc files are binary memory dumps.

CM > chris

That's what I figured.
But you never know what magic someone else has done with software.

Rennie Allen

Re: IDE diff'ing MS-Word files

Post by Rennie Allen » Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:22 pm

Bill Caroselli wrote:
CM > You would need something that could read the .doc file format and doing
CM > a logical diff on the data. I doubt it will do anything usefull as it is
CM > now since .doc files are binary memory dumps.

CM > chris

That's what I figured.
But you never know what magic someone else has done with software.
So you mean to say that Word itself can't do diffs ? What exactly did M$ have those 5000 developers doing ?

Rennie

Bill Caroselli

Re: IDE diff'ing MS-Word files

Post by Bill Caroselli » Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:04 pm

Rennie Allen <rallen@csical.com> wrote:
RA > Bill Caroselli wrote:
CM > You would need something that could read the .doc file format and doing
CM > a logical diff on the data. I doubt it will do anything usefull as it is
CM > now since .doc files are binary memory dumps.

CM > chris

That's what I figured.
But you never know what magic someone else has done with software.
RA > So you mean to say that Word itself can't do diffs ? What exactly did M$ have those 5000 developers doing ?

Easter Eggs, You silly guy!

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