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Joachim Schirra
Joachim Schirra

Joachim Schirra

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1
Score
141

Hmh,

I was a bit ambivalent concerning this suggestion. On the one hand, I would like to grant the highest score for this idea. I know from own experience that it is cumbersome to compare the different versions of one and the same document. Therefore the idea is valid 3 points, but...

Johannes, if I was member of the development team I would grant you -3 points. ;-) Don´t get me wrong, I am bit kidding. But for a developer, this is horrible. Why? Because the documents are produced by other software such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel or even PDF based versions of original MS Office documents.

What you ask for is really beneficial, but I cannot imagine a good way to realize this. Either you use the built in capability of Word (which is also not very good actually) or another way would mean that the developers parse the texts and scan it word for word... I am not a developer, but I guess, this is a nightmare for them. But the idea, well, I honestly like it... ;-)

Maybe there is a chance in case that projectplace really integrates Textlfow... Then this feature is already build in. Even parallel editing of two or more people is possible and the possibility to accept changes on the document which were submitted by different persons.... Have a look on projectplace Labs... and there in the area Freeflow... I like this idea. A pitty only that there is nothing similar for presentation documents and spreadsheets....

http://www.projectplacelabs.com/

Regards,

Joachim

Ray Smith
Ray Smith

Ray Smith

Level
0
Score
16

Also, it is common for people to track changes during the revision lifecycle of the document making the compare feature less useful or even redundant.

I would preffer a manual comparision, where I have more control over how the compare is done - It would be too messy to fully automate this.

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