Category Archives: TortoiseSVN

TortoiseSVN 1.7 Beginner’s Guide Due This Month!

TortoiseSVN 1.7 Beginner's Guide

TortoiseSVN 1.7 Beginner's Guide

OK, it’s time for a little shameless self promotion!  My second book, the TortoiseSVN 1.7 Beginner’s Guide, is due out this month!

It’s been a great experience working with Packt again.  This book was tech reviewed by TortoiseSVN‘s lead developer – Stefan Kung, and I’d like to thank him (and the rest of the reviewers and Packt team) for all the effort he put in to making sure the book was up-to-date, and correct.  I’ve been on both sides of the tech review process.  As a tech reviewer it’s easy to lose patience with an author, and it takes skill to provide constructive criticisim in a nice way, but that’s exactly what I got, and I’m extremely grateful!

It’s a great feeling to see a book in print at any time of the year, but especially now – a great start to 2011.


Subversion Keywords and TortoiseSVN

If you’re a SVN user, you may have wondered how to take advantage of SVN keywords when building reports or documentation.

This post, passed on to me by Stefan Kung when he was tech reviewing my forthcoming book on TortoiseSVN, is the best and most concise explanation I’ve seen for how to use Subversion keywords from within MS Office.

The macro code wasn’t available when I checked, but I managed to grab it from Google’s cache, and I’m re-posting it here for reference.

Don’t forget that you’ll need to enable macros on your documents to get the example to work.