i'm very new. i have a table in word that came from a wordperfect design. i would like to have it in either excel or access to be able to search better. in importing to excel, it lost the original rows configuration and looks like each row is split into one or two rows in excel. any ideas on either importing, merging existing data? there are about 1000 different tables in word holding the various fields, and i would need to add two more fields to be able to utilize it easier in a database than in the separate tables. thanks for any help!