[p4] keyword expansion in binary files (eg .doc, ppt)

Sally.Page at symbian.com Sally.Page at symbian.com
Thu Dec 6 02:13:58 PST 2001


I was just speaking to Robert Cowham yesterday, about his P4Word program which we have a few people using, with success. 

Users of it have enquired from me if they can use keyword expansion within 
the type of binary files such as .doc, and other types eg .ppt etc. We are 
trying to encourage the use of Perforce to manage documents aswell and 
without this facility, the general users of documents give the impression 
that there is not much benefit for them using Perforce without this 
facility (although I am able to convince them that it is a good idea 
really), some have mentioned that PVCS does it, so why doesn't 

The other thing is that Perforce will let you select a binary file to 
type+k and will then not be able to read it again!

So my query to you all is, has anyone been able to get over this problem, 
or has a different solution or suggestion?


Sally Page
Configuration Management Engineer
Symbian (UK) Ltd
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