I recently moved from Office 2000 to Office XP. I had several merge templates that connected to an access database. I have left the database in office 2000 format. When I try open any of the merge docs in Word it brings up the password box for the database. I type in the password and Word Freezes. None of my merge docs will work. Any idea what is wrong? There is a notice at the bottom of word that it is waiting for Access to accept DDE commands. I also just noticed that when I click the shortcut I have on my desktop for this database that access opens and a dialogue box opens saying that windows cannot find-and then lists the path to the database. When I click ok the database is open with the password box and all works fine. This is weird.

Okay, you can forget this. I returned Win xp to a previous restore point and everything works fine. I don't know what happened but it is gone now.