MS-WORD 2003 - datasoure attachment to Excel failing??

In mail merge, when I attempt to select the excel file, it brings up a window
called "Data Link Properties."  When I click "test connection" it gives themessage "Test
connection failed because of an error in initializing provider. Catastrophic
failure." This causes word to shut down.

Any ideas on a fix appreaciated..   Thx  Russ -  Russell.Neuman @ lfg.com


Rus
 

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Last updated June 19, 2019 Views 384 Applies to:
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The process used was this:

1) Open MS-Word

2) Click Tools menu

3) Click Options menu
4) Click General tab

5) Click so there is a check mark in the box “Confirm conversion at open”

6) Close MS-Word

7) Then when doing the merge selection select .xls as type

Russ


Rus
Russ Neuman - Business Logistics Consultant

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