Word formats .doc vs .docx changes filename

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Word formats .doc vs .docx changes filename

Post by fcortes@mpsc.biz » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:17 am

We are using fortress as our document control but have not found the correct solution for our problem of changing word document file extensions.

We have hundres of documents created and edited in Word 2003 (.doc) and our current standard for office is now Office 2007, when documents need to be edited, the format changes to Word 2007 (.docx) and Fortress now sees this file as a complete different file name altogethere, this affects our document control system, that refere to a specific version of this file.

We've been playing with changing name extensions, before and after a checkout, but none of the solutions are sufficient. It seems that there should be a way to let Fortress to treat .doc and .docx as the same file format.

Any guidance would be appreciated.


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Re: Word formats .doc vs .docx changes filename

Post by lbauer » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:09 pm

I can see where this would be a problem.

I've logged feature request 15768 for this functionality. It will be evaluated for an upcoming release of Vault.

In the meantime, a workaround is to GET the .doc files to a non-working folder and convert them to .docx format. Next, remove any of the .doc files from the working directory, rename the file in the repository, check it out, remove the copy in the working directory again, then copy the equivalent .docx file into the working directory.

You mgiht be able to automate some of this by scripting the actions with the Command Line Client:

http://download.sourcegear.com/misc/vau ... htm#RENAME

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