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tracking changes

Post by esc » 2003-07-15 11:45:53

One of the things that prevents me from using NWE (as much as I love it) is the inability to track changes in a document. This is very important for technical and collaborative writing.

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Version control / tracking changes

Post by MacUnix » 2003-07-15 13:26:05

If you install the developers tools you get CVS, which should also be installable on its own using fink. There are GUI clients for CVS.
CVS works on text files and keeps track of the differences between each 'check-in' of a file. It can show you the differences between V0.1 and V0.3 for example.

I haven't tested this yet with the RTF files generated by Nisus, but in theory it might be a workaround / solution for your request.

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Re: Version control / tracking changes

Post by charles » 2003-07-20 21:14:32

We are planning on adding a change tracking function sometime in the future so stay tuned! I think we have some exciting things planned in this area. As usual, though, I must say that we have a tall stack of features we need to add so no guarantees as to when this feature will be included.

-C

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Re: Version control / tracking changes

Post by msciascia » 2004-01-15 18:37:42

MacUnix wrote:If you install the developers tools you get CVS, which should also be installable on its own using fink. There are GUI clients for CVS.
CVS works on text files and keeps track of the differences between each 'check-in' of a file. It can show you the differences between V0.1 and V0.3 for example.

I haven't tested this yet with the RTF files generated by Nisus, but in theory it might be a workaround / solution for your request.
I looked around for GUI clients for CVS but couldn't find none.
I have the developers tools installed but i am not a developer at all :D

Being able to track changes in my text would be really useful...

Could you give me some links I can look at for a GUI or just more information to use CVS with Nisus Writer Express?

Thanks,
Michael

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Post by MacUnix » 2004-01-15 23:24:35

Some tutorials about CVS on what it is and how to use it on OS X :
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2 ... l_one.html
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2 ... l_two.html
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2 ... l_two.html
(the last article has some references to GUI tools)

http://www.heilancoo.net/MacCVSClient
http://sente.epfl.ch/software/cvl
http://www.lincvs.org/

And and article on Apples developers dite about how to work with CVS
http://developer.apple.com/internet/mac ... rview.html

All the revision checks etc have to be done from outside NWE when you use the command line tools. I don't know how well these GUI tools can be integrated into NWE using AppleScript.

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Post by msciascia » 2004-02-04 01:27:28

I wanted to thank you for all the help and the links!
I am testing some solutions and hope to come uo with something.

Thanks again,
Michael

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