Gurce Isikyildiz

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    Gurce Isikyildiz commented  · 

    I had a sniff on the web for possible ways to call word from the command-line to perform a diff. Some people were discussing some options in this thread, looked interesting, thought I'd better share:

    http://www.wordbanter.com/showthread.php?t=94673

    Gurce Isikyildiz commented  · 

    In the past, I got by via configuring starteam to use an external diff app. Eg, Beyond Compare, the windows-version will diff word files by auto-converting them to text first then diff'ing the results. Not perfect, but ok.

    I've noticed that newer versions of MS Word also offer their own internal diff'ing engine, which is a nice visual diff, formatting and all.

    It'd be nice if MS word allowed us to run it for diff'ing purposes. Eg, something like "msword --diff file1.doc file2.doc" would be great.

    If I were to digress a little, one thing I'd recommend for the client is to allow the configuring of 'several' external-diff apps, depending on the suffix-type.

    Eg, in game-development, it'd be nice for us to specify a graphical-diff-app for graphic formats (.bmp, .png, .jpg, etc), a sound differ app for .wav, .ogg, a font-differ for .ttf, .fon, a .psd differ for .psd files, etc.

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