2007 word-excel mail merge problem

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cljones

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I have done mail merges for years, but for some reason, the word merge document can not find any excel data folders.

I have a fairly new Dell laptop running windows 7. My Excel program seems to run OK and Word seems to run OK as well.

After I browse for the data file and select it, I get "OLE DB Database Files". I hit "OK" and then I get another box that says

"Word was unable to open the data source".

What am I doing wrong?
 

Keebellah

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The Word document you're using is that based on a previous word version?
There may be a problem with the docuemnt reference files or something like that since it uses a kind of ODBC link to read the data and probably cannot find the expected reference and throws the error.
I don't know the solution to this but it's meant as a tip to try and point you in the right direction.
Office versiosn are nat all the dwonward compatible as they like us to think
 

cljones

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Hans,

Thanks for the reply. The word version and excel version were both loaded at the same time off the Office disk.
 

Keebellah

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You missunderstood me, I mean the documents you use.
Are these documents that were created with a previous version of Word and / or Excel?
 
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