Word 2007 - Mail Merge Problem

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commander

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Hi

We have just moved from Word 2003 to Word 2007 and I am having a slight problem with mail merge. Whereas with 2003 when selecting the source data (Excel 2003) I was able to bring it in as DDE, now the only option I have when bring in the data (Excel 2007) is to select OLE Database file. Whilst this does work, the merged fields especially currency amounts, do not retain their formatting, but when I used to bring them in as DDE they did. I know I can go in and amend the field codes to put it back, but I would rather not have to.

Is there some setting somewhere I need to change to get the DDE option back?

Thanks for your help

Peter
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commander

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Thanks for that Anne. I had in fact found that link some time ago when using Word 2003 and a printout was in my crib list.

The problem is that in Word 2007 the option to use DDE just seems not to be available. Can it really be that it has been taken away? Why would that be?
 
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