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For three years, I have used several word 97 tables with mail merge to print
Christmas card envelopes. This year when I opened the tables to edit them,
they were text in a column, not a table. I tried using them with mail merge
and they work fine; however, the text column is hard to edit.

In windows explorer, I created a new folder and moved the files to that
folder. If I double click on one of the files in explorer, the file opens in
word 97 and is a table. When I open word 97 and then open the file, it is
the text column. I can not seem to find what is causing the files to be
different.

I am using winxp home sp2.

David


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Unmistakable symptoms. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/RecoverText.htm

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"david" wrote in message
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For three years, I have used several word 97 tables with mail merge to

print
Christmas card envelopes. This year when I opened the tables to edit them,
they were text in a column, not a table. I tried using them with mail

merge
and they work fine; however, the text column is hard to edit.

In windows explorer, I created a new folder and moved the files to that
folder. If I double click on one of the files in explorer, the file opens

in
word 97 and is a table. When I open word 97 and then open the file, it is
the text column. I can not seem to find what is causing the files to be
different.

I am using winxp home sp2.

David



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THANK YOU!

I looked and looked and looked but of course in the wrong place.

David


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Unmistakable symptoms. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/RecoverText.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"david" wrote in message
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For three years, I have used several word 97 tables with mail merge to

print
Christmas card envelopes. This year when I opened the tables to edit
them,
they were text in a column, not a table. I tried using them with mail

merge
and they work fine; however, the text column is hard to edit.

In windows explorer, I created a new folder and moved the files to that
folder. If I double click on one of the files in explorer, the file opens

in
word 97 and is a table. When I open word 97 and then open the file, it is
the text column. I can not seem to find what is causing the files to be
different.

I am using winxp home sp2.

David





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Usually you get bitten by this one only once. After that you recognize the
symptoms. Word 2000 is the last version in which it causes much of a
problem; in Word 2002 and 2003, the file type is not "sticky"; it reverts to
All Files the next time you use File Open.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"david" wrote in message
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THANK YOU!

I looked and looked and looked but of course in the wrong place.

David


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Unmistakable symptoms. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/RecoverText.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"david" wrote in message
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For three years, I have used several word 97 tables with mail merge to

print
Christmas card envelopes. This year when I opened the tables to edit
them,
they were text in a column, not a table. I tried using them with mail

merge
and they work fine; however, the text column is hard to edit.

In windows explorer, I created a new folder and moved the files to that
folder. If I double click on one of the files in explorer, the file

opens
in
word 97 and is a table. When I open word 97 and then open the file, it

is
the text column. I can not seem to find what is causing the files to be
different.

I am using winxp home sp2.

David






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