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Default Editing Mail Merge Recipient List in Word 2007

This is a weird question, only because the same file(s) seem to have
different permissions depending on where they are saved on the network. I
will try and clarify. I have two different merge documents; the only
difference being one is .DOC and the other is .DOCX. I also have 4 different
versions of recipient lists: (DOC,DOCX, XLS, & XLSX) for comparison. The
files all have the same permissions, and are copied in two locations: my C
drive, and a network drive that I have modify permissiosn to.

Now that you have the background, what I am trying to do is to edit
information in the recipient list, while doing a mail merge. When I try
editing the recipient lists on my local drive, I have no problems except for
the .DOCX version and then I get a File Permission error. When I try editing
recipient lists on teh network drive, I get errors on both the .DOC and DOCX
files as it says the file is read only.

I have verified that none of the files are read only, nor protected. I have
even tried checking read-only, saving, and then unchecking. I can go into the
recipient documents directly and edit that way .. just not through the actual
Merge document.

Any suggestions or advice?

Thanks much!!!


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Default Editing Mail Merge Recipient List in Word 2007

Let me clarify further. This problem does not occure when I try editing
recipients using Word 2003. The merge document is called FTG Receipt Ltr.doc
(or docx) and the recipient doc is called FTG data.doc. When I modify
recipients on my C drive using mail merge wizard, I get the following
message "FTG Receipt Ltr.doc is a mail merge main document that is attached
to a data source FTG Data.doc that has not been saved. Do you want to save
FTG data.doc?" I choose OK, and it saves fine. When I edit recipients on my
network drive I get the same message, however the mail merge document is not
called "FTG Receipt ltr.doc but a combination of numbers and letters instead;
i.e "5FAF7666.doc"

Not sure if that helps or not.

Much appreciated.

"Nat" wrote:

This is a weird question, only because the same file(s) seem to have
different permissions depending on where they are saved on the network. I
will try and clarify. I have two different merge documents; the only
difference being one is .DOC and the other is .DOCX. I also have 4 different
versions of recipient lists: (DOC,DOCX, XLS, & XLSX) for comparison. The
files all have the same permissions, and are copied in two locations: my C
drive, and a network drive that I have modify permissiosn to.

Now that you have the background, what I am trying to do is to edit
information in the recipient list, while doing a mail merge. When I try
editing the recipient lists on my local drive, I have no problems except for
the .DOCX version and then I get a File Permission error. When I try editing
recipient lists on teh network drive, I get errors on both the .DOC and DOCX
files as it says the file is read only.

I have verified that none of the files are read only, nor protected. I have
even tried checking read-only, saving, and then unchecking. I can go into the
recipient documents directly and edit that way .. just not through the actual
Merge document.

Any suggestions or advice?

Thanks much!!!


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