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We have a Word 2003 mail merge document which we merge with data in a Word
2003 table.
It worked fine when we were in Office 2003, but now that we have upgraded to
Office 2007, we get an error saying
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Word cannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc" and gives us the option to select the "Find Data Source" button.
When we browse for the data source, it comes up with the same message
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Word cannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc". (Don't know what the EDB798FBB refers to as it is not the name
of the document).

We have experienced this same problem with a different document before.
Any help appreciated.
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Change the document back to a normal Word document and then change it back
to a mail merge main document and try re-attaching the data source. It will
be easier to do this if you turn on the display of the mail merge toolbar by
selecting that item after selecting Toolbars from the View menu.

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"Michelle" wrote in message
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We have a Word 2003 mail merge document which we merge with data in a Word
2003 table.
It worked fine when we were in Office 2003, but now that we have upgraded
to
Office 2007, we get an error saying
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Word cannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc" and gives us the option to select the "Find Data Source"
button.
When we browse for the data source, it comes up with the same message
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Word cannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc". (Don't know what the EDB798FBB refers to as it is not the
name
of the document).

We have experienced this same problem with a different document before.
Any help appreciated.
--
Michelle



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Thanks for your reply.

Did you what you suggested. Changed it back to normal Word document
attached data source again - worked ok (accept that logo at top of document
was not displayed properly). Saved mail merge document.

When I opened mail merge documenta again it just opened as a normal Word
document, didn't even prompt me first to give me the option of attaching data.

Please help.

thanks,
--
Michelle


"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

Change the document back to a normal Word document and then change it back
to a mail merge main document and try re-attaching the data source. It will
be easier to do this if you turn on the display of the mail merge toolbar by
selecting that item after selecting Toolbars from the View menu.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

"Michelle" wrote in message
...
We have a Word 2003 mail merge document which we merge with data in a Word
2003 table.
It worked fine when we were in Office 2003, but now that we have upgraded
to
Office 2007, we get an error saying
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Word cannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc" and gives us the option to select the "Find Data Source"
button.
When we browse for the data source, it comes up with the same message
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Word cannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc". (Don't know what the EDB798FBB refers to as it is not the
name
of the document).

We have experienced this same problem with a different document before.
Any help appreciated.
--
Michelle




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After changing to a normal Word document (so that the data source was
removed) did you then change it back to a mail merge main document before
attaching the data source?

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

"Michelle" wrote in message
...
Thanks for your reply.

Did you what you suggested. Changed it back to normal Word document
attached data source again - worked ok (accept that logo at top of
document
was not displayed properly). Saved mail merge document.

When I opened mail merge documenta again it just opened as a normal Word
document, didn't even prompt me first to give me the option of attaching
data.

Please help.

thanks,
--
Michelle


"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

Change the document back to a normal Word document and then change it
back
to a mail merge main document and try re-attaching the data source. It
will
be easier to do this if you turn on the display of the mail merge toolbar
by
selecting that item after selecting Toolbars from the View menu.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

"Michelle" wrote in message
...
We have a Word 2003 mail merge document which we merge with data in a
Word
2003 table.
It worked fine when we were in Office 2003, but now that we have
upgraded
to
Office 2007, we get an error saying
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Word cannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc" and gives us the option to select the "Find Data Source"
button.
When we browse for the data source, it comes up with the same message
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Word cannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc". (Don't know what the EDB798FBB refers to as it is not the
name
of the document).

We have experienced this same problem with a different document before.
Any help appreciated.
--
Michelle






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Yes, followed the instructions that you gave. I'm very familiar with mail
merge, have been using it for years. If I set it up in Word 2003 and attach
data and reopen, it works, but it wont work in Office 2007.

Please help.
--
Michelle


"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

After changing to a normal Word document (so that the data source was
removed) did you then change it back to a mail merge main document before
attaching the data source?

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

"Michelle" wrote in message
...
Thanks for your reply.

Did you what you suggested. Changed it back to normal Word document
attached data source again - worked ok (accept that logo at top of
document
was not displayed properly). Saved mail merge document.

When I opened mail merge documenta again it just opened as a normal Word
document, didn't even prompt me first to give me the option of attaching
data.

Please help.

thanks,
--
Michelle


"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

Change the document back to a normal Word document and then change it
back
to a mail merge main document and try re-attaching the data source. It
will
be easier to do this if you turn on the display of the mail merge toolbar
by
selecting that item after selecting Toolbars from the View menu.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

"Michelle" wrote in message
...
We have a Word 2003 mail merge document which we merge with data in a
Word
2003 table.
It worked fine when we were in Office 2003, but now that we have
upgraded
to
Office 2007, we get an error saying
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Word cannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc" and gives us the option to select the "Find Data Source"
button.
When we browse for the data source, it comes up with the same message
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Word cannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc". (Don't know what the EDB798FBB refers to as it is not the
name
of the document).

We have experienced this same problem with a different document before.
Any help appreciated.
--
Michelle








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On 4月3日, 上午7时01分, Michelle wrote:
We have aWord2003 mail merge document which we merge with data in aWord
2003 table.
It worked fine when we were in Office 2003, but now that we have upgraded to
Office 2007, we get an error saying
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Wordcannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc" and gives us the option to select the "Find Data Source" button.
When we browse for the data source, it comes up with the same message
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Wordcannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc". (Don't know what the EDB798FBB refers to as it is not the name
of the document).

We have experienced this same problem with a different document before.
Any help appreciated.
--
Michelle


Hi,

Why not try Advanced Word Repair at http://www.datanumen.com/awr/ ?
It recovers several important Word documents for me and is really
helpful!

Alan
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Based on the discussion in the thread at :

http://groups.google.com/group/micro...1e5aefd3a1e923

it appears that it may be something to do with the length of the path to the
data source. Try relocating the data source so that the path is as short
as possible and see if the problem persists.

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Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

"mxk" wrote in message
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On 4月3日, 上午7时01分, Michelle wrote:
We have aWord2003 mail merge document which we merge with data in aWord
2003 table.
It worked fine when we were in Office 2003, but now that we have upgraded
to
Office 2007, we get an error saying
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Wordcannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc" and gives us the option to select the "Find Data Source"
button.
When we browse for the data source, it comes up with the same message
"ED798FBB is a mail merge document. Wordcannot find its data source,
H:/xxx.doc". (Don't know what the EDB798FBB refers to as it is not the
name
of the document).

We have experienced this same problem with a different document before.
Any help appreciated.
--
Michelle


Hi,

Why not try Advanced Word Repair at http://www.datanumen.com/awr/ ?
It recovers several important Word documents for me and is really
helpful!

Alan


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