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    Word 2007

    This does not involve Access or coding (other than merge codes).

    I have used this pair of merge documents successfully before (I change the data).
    Upon choosing my list from the primary document during a mail merge (Step 3),
    I get the message "Word was unable to open the data source." The merge field
    names and column headers are the same. There are no blank table rows and
    the table is at the very top of its document.

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    [quote name='halfmybrain' post='797787' date='13-Oct-2009 15:57']Upon choosing my list from the primary document during a mail merge (Step 3),
    I get the message "Word was unable to open the data source." The merge field
    names and column headers are the same. There are no blank table rows and
    the table is at the very top of its document.[/quote]
    If the data source is a Word document or Excel workbook, is it possible that the file is open in Word or Excel, or that Word thinks it is already open (i.e., there was a crash and the in-use flag was not cleared)?

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    Yes! Thanks. Simple solution. I don't recall having a problem with the file being open (just always made sure it was saved) before!



    [quote name='jscher2000' post='797798' date='14-Oct-2009 01:50']If the data source is a Word document or Excel workbook, is it possible that the file is open in Word or Excel, or that Word thinks it is already open (i.e., there was a crash and the in-use flag was not cleared)?[/quote]

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