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I had a data source that got saved as a main doc, how can I change it back to
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As long as the document contains data in the form of a table with the first
row of the table being the names of the mergefields, it can be used as a
datasource.

You cannot specifically save any file, other than a main doc, as a main doc.
So, I am not really sure what you think that you did.

If what you have is a document full of labels that you would like to convert
to a data source, then:

See "Convert Labels into Mail Merge Data File" on fellow MVP Graham Mayor's
website at:

http://www.gmayor.com/convert_labels...mail_merge.htm


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That's what I thought but no every time I try to open the data source as a
data source I get an error message telling me that the data source cannot be
opened because it is not a data source and something about headers

"Doug Robbins" wrote:

As long as the document contains data in the form of a table with the first
row of the table being the names of the mergefields, it can be used as a
datasource.

You cannot specifically save any file, other than a main doc, as a main doc.
So, I am not really sure what you think that you did.

If what you have is a document full of labels that you would like to convert
to a data source, then:

See "Convert Labels into Mail Merge Data File" on fellow MVP Graham Mayor's
website at:

http://www.gmayor.com/convert_labels...mail_merge.htm


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services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP
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I had a data source that got saved as a main doc, how can I change it back
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a data source?




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Well in that case, you should open it as a regular Word document and insert
a row at the top of the table into which you enter names that can serve as
the field names

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Doug Robbins - Word MVP
"Jason" wrote in message
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That's what I thought but no every time I try to open the data source as a
data source I get an error message telling me that the data source cannot
be
opened because it is not a data source and something about headers

"Doug Robbins" wrote:

As long as the document contains data in the form of a table with the
first
row of the table being the names of the mergefields, it can be used as a
datasource.

You cannot specifically save any file, other than a main doc, as a main
doc.
So, I am not really sure what you think that you did.

If what you have is a document full of labels that you would like to
convert
to a data source, then:

See "Convert Labels into Mail Merge Data File" on fellow MVP Graham
Mayor's
website at:

http://www.gmayor.com/convert_labels...mail_merge.htm


--
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
"Jason" wrote in message
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I had a data source that got saved as a main doc, how can I change it
back
to
a data source?






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