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If I've forgotten what the name of my data source is, how can I determine it
after opening the Main Document?
I cannot remember what the source file is called so I cannot locate it to
edit it. Isn't there a way to find out the name of the source file from
within the main document?
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With the main document open, run a macro containing the following code:

MsgBox ActiveDocument.MailMerge.DataSource.Name


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If I've forgotten what the name of my data source is, how can I determine
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after opening the Main Document?
I cannot remember what the source file is called so I cannot locate it to
edit it. Isn't there a way to find out the name of the source file from
within the main document?


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If it is a .doc and you only have one such document and could email it
to me (despam my address by removing killmaps from
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If it's a .rtf or .xml (unlikely!) you can use a text editor to find out

If it's a .docx/.docm, rename it to a .zip, then extract the
document.xml file and look at it in a text editor.

Peter Jamieson

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On 05/03/2010 18:20, Just George wrote:
If I've forgotten what the name of my data source is, how can I determine it
after opening the Main Document?
I cannot remember what the source file is called so I cannot locate it to
edit it. Isn't there a way to find out the name of the source file from
within the main document?

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