I have several huge Word documents under Subversion version control. However, this would be a lot more useful when using the XML format instead of the binary one. At first sight, saving these files in Word's XML format seems to retain formatting (tables, figures, TOC, references, citations, ... ) and work fine. But, I like to be sure, so:
Is all formatting kept when converting a Word 2010 document to XML format?
Is there a difference in features I can use with a document in the XML format?
Will my content and formatting be safe in the future and not break or disappear after 2 weeks of edits?
Clarification: I'm referring to the XML format obtained when doing
Save as... Word XML Document (*.xml) (so this is a real XML file).
Thanks in advance!
Note: These documents were originally authored in Word 2007, and currently run in Compatibility Mode in Word 2010. Not sure if that would make a difference.