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Default Outlook 2007 - Word 2003 - Error saying that cannot mailmerge

Hi All,
Is there a way to mailmerge from Outlook 2007 to Word 2003.
We are being told that it we either need to upgrade word or downgrade
outlook.

Why can Outlook2007 not communicate with Word 2003?
They both have this feature set?

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Default Outlook 2007 - Word 2003 - Error saying that cannot mailmerge

Outlook 2007 cannot communicate directly with Word 2003 - at least not if
you start from Outlook. Starting from Word it should work, but you don't
have access to all the Outlook fields. The only way to get all the fields
would be to start the process from Outlook 2007 and create a permanent data
file.

Then cancel the process, open Word 2003, open the data file you have created
(a comma delimted document) then save it as a plain text file. Or add an 'x'
to the filename extension of the doc file (actually an XLM docx file)
produced by Outlook - thus filename.docx, so that Word 2003 (with the
addition of the Office 2007 compatibility pack) knows how to recognize the
file correctly. Word 2003 merge can use either as a data source.

See http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm and
http://www.gmayor.com/mailmerge_from_outlook.htm

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Jamie Nelson wrote:
Hi All,
Is there a way to mailmerge from Outlook 2007 to Word 2003.
We are being told that it we either need to upgrade word or downgrade
outlook.

Why can Outlook2007 not communicate with Word 2003?
They both have this feature set?



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