<hr>In the XP version of work when I look back to select the source, if I point to the database (tables are split) then I get an error message that states there are no tables.<hr>This is courtesy of the changes made to the Word mail merge function in XP. By default, it only wants to work with tables, and only use OLEDB data sources. The prompts and choices you get are dependent on the version of operating system you are using - WinME in particular causes some different behavior. There have been several recent threads on these kind of issues with merges in the Word forum. In addition we have some info on merges using Automation (running it from Access) in one of our tutorials.