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Re: More keyword expansion questions

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: More keyword expansion questions
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 15:33:36 -0500

"Jorgensen, Steven" wrote:
>         I have another keyword expansion related question.  We are
> version controlling some Microsoft office documents along with our
> source code, and would like to use a keyword expansion in those
> documents so users can see what revision they are looking at.  This can
> be setup, but you must know ahead of time the length the text will be.
> On another project that used pvcs, they solved this issue by specifying
> that any keywords when expanded would take a fix set of space, using
> blanks to make up for any characters that the keyword didn't need.  Is
> there any way to do this in CVS?  Thanks for any help.
>                 Steve
Unless you are exporting those documents out to (real not MSextended) CSV or
XML formats, so that they are now ascii text, those documents are binary,
and you DO NOT want CVS mucking about in them. This is why when you add or
import a word doc you give it the -kb flag.

Short answer: NO.
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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