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    algonquin67
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    mail merge

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by algonquin67 on 01/02/07 14:20.</FONT></P>Hi! I am having a hard time with the mailmerge feature in word97. It keeps telling me that it can't open my data source. I am trying to merge a letter that is a template with an excel spreadsheet of data. anyone know why it can't open it?

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    Re: mail merge

    this is a long shot maybe........

    i had the same prob in word 2000, it was because the "Hide file extensions for known file types" option was set in the view tab of folder options (win 98se)

    clearing this option fixed the problem (god knows what this has to do with word....)

    bizarre....

    can't hurt to see if this helps though!

    regards,

    paul

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    algonquin67
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    Re: mail merge

    Thanks! I'll give it a shot!

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    Re: mail merge

    is the excel data on the first sheet and did you name the range? named ranges help, but having the data on the first sheet seems to make a big difference.

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    algonquin67
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    Re: mail merge

    Thanks for the help guys! All I did was uncheck the "hide file extensions for known file types" and it worked. Thanks Paul

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