On Wed, 13 May 2015 21:29:18 -0700 (PDT) Massoud Yeganeh <massoud.yega...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to use git to manage microsoft documents? > We have so many files and we need to manage the version, change, > languages, etc management. What do you mean by "managing languages"? > Can we use git? You can, but note that MSO documents are essentially binary, and it's impossible to diff them using only built-in Git facilities. You might not need diffing at all (say, you're fine with just recording versions and put some information about them into commit messages, and are not interested in "physical" changes done to documents between revisions), and then you should be fine using Git as is. If you still need diffing, I think you might be better off with Subversion as there are tools available around it to help dealing with MSO-produced documents: * The diff viewer program shipped with TortoiseSVN -- the goto solution for working with Subversion on Windows -- has limited support for diffing MSO documents. * There is  which integrates support for Subversion right info MSO editors and claims to support diffing as well. I'd note that both products seem to rely on COM components made available by an installed MSO suite, so you'll have it installed on machines which would need that diffing functionality. Otherwise Git (and any other VCS system) will just be used as a tool to keep manage opaque changes to opaque blobs -- may be just what you need but supposedly not. 1. https://code.google.com/p/msofficesvn/ -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.