how to compare to office files using subversion and tortoiseSVN

hi all,
I'm using fedora core 4 and subversion 1.2 as svn server and tortoisesvn and windows xp ans svn client and I've questions that I need your help in:
does there is a way that make subversion and tortoisesvn make compare (diff command) between two microsoft office files (word, excel )
I hope you can help me in that it's a major necessity because my company is working using office and that would help greatly in that
best regards
Hg
shang3000Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
a meaningful compare of word files would be fery hard - if you save them as .txt (1 line per paragraph) you might achieve something useful. Probably better to use Word's built-in revision feature
0
shang3000Author Commented:
hi duncan_roe,
>>>Probably better to use Word's built-in revision feature
does that integrate with subversion ?can you please give me more details?
0
Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
No it doesn't integrate with subversion. It's in the View menu of word - changes show in red. As far as rcs, cvs, subversion or whatever are concerned, word files are binary and every new revision has to be stored in its entirety
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.