word 2007 won't mail merge with excel 2007

Excel Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by aj7877, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. aj7877


    Jun 4, 2008
    Likes Received:

    I'm having trouble running a mail merge with word 2007 and using an excel 2007 file as the data source. I've used this same word and excel file to run this mail merge 3 times a week for the last 12 mths.

    Recently I had a spyware infection and had someone at spywareinfoforum sort it out for me. Ever since I've had this problem.

    Ok, when I open my prepared word document that I want to use for the merge I get the following message:

    "Opening this document will run the following SQL command"

    I never used to get this come up. When I select "yes" I get the following error:

    "Error has occured: Catastrophic failure:"

    When I select "no" the document opens which is ok.

    However, if I go to mailings--->start mailmerge--->step by step mail merge wizzard. This is ok but when it comes time to select the datasource I get the problem.

    I select "Use existing list" ----> "browse" then navigate to the excel file I want to merge. When I click on the excel file it appears to not recognise the document type. By this I mean that when I click on the excel file nothing displays in the "File Name" box. This happens even if I change the "Files of Type" box to all files.

    If I double click the file I want I get the following error:

    "Error has occured: Catastrophic failure:"

    I've tried to fix the problem by creating a new word and excel file but still get the same result. I've also tried uninstalling and reinstalling office but this doesn't help either.

    No I don't know what to try.

    aj7877, Jun 4, 2008
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.