Mail merge problem:DDE connection to Excel

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spinningjennie

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Problem summary:
I'm creating a mail merge document in Word 97. I'm wanting to merge with data in an Excel 97 file. When I click on the Get Data part of the Mail Merge Helper, I keep getting the message:

'Word could not re-establish a DDE connection to Microsoft Excel to complete the current task.'

Any clues as to the possible cause??

Problem background:
1. I never usually have any problems with mail merging to Excel.
2. I am able to merge the Word document to data if the data is in a Word table (but this is inconvenient).
3. I am able to merge the Word document to data in some Excel files but not others.
4. Note that I haven't even got to the stage of entering merge fields in some cases before I get the message.

Any assistance gratefully received.

Regards,

spinningjennie
 
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