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If the Excel file has the extension ".xlsx" try closing the file and quitting Office application then go to that Excel file and change the file name's extension to ".xls"
Hope this is ok. Let me know if you have any questions
I followed your instructions and now from Word I get: 'Word was unable to open the data source.' Thoughts on what to try next?
Also, what is the difference between xlsx and xls?
Sally if you can send me the file I will change it for you
xlsx files are the new format of Excel files which are generated by Excel 2007 and Excel 2010
Well, that would be OK, but I need to know how to do it myself. I closed Office to change it. I will try it another way.
OK, all good. I just changed it the usual way and it worked great. I have my mail merge working fine now. Thanks for your help, John,
You're welcome Sally. Glad to help
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