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    WAB Files Merging (Office XP & 2k)

    Hi,

    I have 2 PCs, one Off2k, the other OffXP.
    Need to merge 2 WABs into one - how do I do it?
    When I tried copying one onto floppy & copying to 2nd machine, the WAB appears as blank even though it's filesize is the same as before copying it!

    Pls. help!
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    m.q.

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    Re: WAB Files Merging (Office XP & 2k)

    Please excuse my ignorance but I don't have a clue what a "WAB" is.

    One possible source of problems is the floppy disk. It is vital that you not use Word to deal with that disk at all. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> Do all of you work in Word on your computer's hard drive, then use Explorer to make the copies back and fourth. This means do not save a file to a floppy using Word. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> Do not open a file from a floppy using Word. Do not reference a file on a floppy using Word. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> Word should not know that you have a floppy drive! <img src=/S/smash.gif border=0 alt=smash width=30 height=26> If it sounds like I'm trying to pass on a "rule," that's because I am. I'm a lawyer by trade and thought I could find the exception to any rule, but this one has me stumped.

    You are reading the thoughts of hard experience. <img src=/S/ouch.gif border=0 alt=ouch width=15 height=15> This is one of the easiest ways to trash a document. <img src=/S/meltdown.gif border=0 alt=meltdown width=15 height=15>

    As for merging the documents, are we talking about adding one to another, comparing them, cut & paste between?

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: WAB Files Merging (Office XP & 2k)

    Hi,

    A WAB File is a WindowsAddressBook file.
    It's used by Outlook to hold Contacts.
    I am trying to merge 2 from different PCs and having problems.

    Thanks,

    m.q.

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    Re: WAB Files Merging (Office XP & 2k)

    Musab,

    I was going to suggest that you try a post in the Outlook forum instead of here- but I notice that you <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=out&Number=52190&page=0&vie w=expanded&sb=5&o=0&vc=1>already have.</A>

    The response there indicated an Outlook Express problem- so try on the Outlook Expressforum, but indicate that you have previously posted on the Outlook forum, and preferable with a link back to that message.

    I'll speak for myself that I have very little experience on OE, so you might find more help over there.

    Sorry I can't help more.
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