Feature #5762

Viewing the diff of *.doc files.

Added by Denis Savitskiy over 7 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2010-06-25
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:

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Category:Documents
Target version:-
Resolution:Wont fix

Description

Can it be held, please, if possible? I think, it will be very useful to many projects.

History

#1 Updated by Felix Schäfer over 7 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Azamat Hackimov)
  • Priority changed from High to Normal
  • Estimated time deleted (2.00)

A correct diff of Word documents is very difficult to achieve and not in the scope of this project, sorry.

#2 Updated by Douglas Cox over 7 years ago

Actually, if it is acceptable to let Word do the diffs, TortoiseHg (Mercurial) has a "docdiff.exe" tool that will launch Word and use its built-in diff and merge tools. This seems to work quite well. So maybe an "External Diff Tool" setting for a given file extension is all that is needed.

#3 Updated by Felix Schäfer over 7 years ago

Douglas Cox wrote:

Actually, if it is acceptable to let Word do the diffs, TortoiseHg (Mercurial) has a "docdiff.exe" tool that will launch Word and use its built-in diff and merge tools. This seems to work quite well. So maybe an "External Diff Tool" setting for a given file extension is all that is needed.

That supposes your server runs on windows and that you have office installed on that server, not an acceptable solution.

#4 Updated by Douglas Cox over 7 years ago

That supposes your server runs on windows and that you have office installed on that server, not an acceptable solution.

It is a perfectly acceptable solution for the people that do use Word to create Word documents. I believe there was support for Open Office, and the ".exe" is a just compiled python script, so it should work with Open Office under Linux as well.

Regardless, I fail to see how an option to configure an "External Diff/Merge Tool" has any operating system bias as it is a standard option with most revision control systems.

#5 Updated by Douglas Cox over 7 years ago

And yes, this would have to be done on the client's side, which is the main issue. So for most people it would be easier to use Mercurial or another RCS and simply use that to store their docs since they already support it and the files are already on the users system.

#6 Updated by Denis Savitskiy about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved

#7 Updated by Jan Niggemann (redmine.org team member) almost 5 years ago

Closing this, status is resolved since 400 days and more (issue was last updated more than 400 days ago)...

#8 Updated by Jan Niggemann (redmine.org team member) almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

#9 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA almost 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to Wont fix

#10 Updated by Anton Nepomnyaschih over 3 years ago

There are tools like doc2txt which can be used to look at diff between two Word files.

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