Select Data Source dialog box, and then click
Open, you receive the error message again and you cannot open your mail merge main document.
If you click Close (the X in the upper-right corner of the error message dialog box), you receive the following error message:
* Check the file permissions for the document or drive.
* Use the File Open dialog box to locate the document.
Yes, you immediately receive the first error message that is listed.
If you click No, your mail merge main document opens with no data source attached.
- Your data source is not located on your computer--for example, the data source is located on a network drive.
- Your data source is a text-based file, such as *.txt.
- Your local intranet security settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer do not trust the location that contains your mail merge data source.
Method 1: Trust the location in Internet ExplorerTo trust the location where your data source is located on your intranet, follow these steps:
- Start Internet Explorer.
- On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
- On the Security tab, click Local intranet, and then click Sites.
- In the Local intranet dialog box, click to select each of the three following check boxes as appropriate, and then click
- Include all local (intranet) sites not listed in other zones.
- Include all sites that bypass the proxy server.
- Include all network paths (UNCs).
- Click OK to close the Local intranet dialog box.
- Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.
Method 2: Move the data source locallyMove your data source to a local folder on your hard disk drive on your Windows Server 2003-based computer, and then attach your local data source to your mail merge main document.
Method 3: Use a different Microsoft Windows operating system for your mail mergeInstall Microsoft Office XP on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based or a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, and then run your mail merge on that computer.
Article ID: 834699 - Last Review: Sep 18, 2011 - Revision: 1