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  1. #1
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    Sep 2012

    Unanswered: My access to word 2003 will not merge after buying new windows 7 computer

    Hey people,
    I am a home inspector and am having a bit of a problem that is way over my head. About ten years ago I had bartered with a client (who has now passed away) to develop a simple data form input in access that when record is completed it would open up a Microsoft word template and merge all the data into a document that I would save as a doc and then edit.
    Due to computer failure I moved the setup to a new computer and it now fails to work. Data input is fine, but the mail merge to the template fails (file not found).
    This setup is critical to my business and now am dead in the water.
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    I am using way old version of office and would like to upgrade the system to a newer version as well.

  2. #2
    weejas is offline Grumpy old man (training)
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    Sep 2006
    Surrey, UK
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    It sounds like you need to recreate the Word template on your new PC.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Richmond, Virginia USA
    Provided Answers: 19
    I have no way to check this, but if memory serves, I believe I've read that Office files, when Office is installed on a Windows7 box, are in a different location than in previous Windows versions, which would account for the file not being found.

    Linq ;0)>
    Hope this helps!

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