On 15 May 2015 1:48 pm, "John McKown" <john.archie.mck...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 10:15 PM, Dale R. Worley <wor...@alum.mit.edu>
>> From the original poster's point of view:  Yes, you can use Git to store
>> various versions of MS Word documents, but you probably don't get much
>> benefit from doing so, since Git can't see into the different versions
>> of documents to see how they differ; to Git they're just blobs.  OTOH,
>> it may be that "collections of blobs" is all that you need the storage
>> system to provide.
> ​Personally, this is (yet another) reason to not use a "word processor"
such as MS Word, or Libre/Open Office​, and use a "structured document
processor" such as LyX. I am not an expert in using it. It is not a WYSIWYG
as the normal word processors. But it is somewhat. Of course, IMO using
WYSIWYG is for people who like the sizzle more than the steak. I.e. the
"the content doesn't matter as long at is looks impressive!". Anyway, off
that soap box, the contents of the file maintained by LyX is "textual mark
up" (more or less) and so it is more amenable for tracking changes using

Hear, hear! It is also more future proof.


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