Why do I receive the message from Publisher 2003: this operation cannot be completed because of dialog or database engine failures.
Posted on 2007-11-16
I'm doing a mail-merge in Publisher 2003 to place address information on the reverse side of a postcard mailing. The names and addresses are located in an Excel 2003 spreadsheet. This is a update to a previously successful mailing. But now when I launch Publisher and try to open my postcard, it tells me it can't find the data source. When I choose to locate the data source myself and wend my way to it, I get the message "this operation cannot be completed because of dialog or database engine failures." and Publisher can't open the postcard document. Does anyone know how to solve this problem or to work around it? Thanks. -- Tim Dempsey -- P.S. I have already checked that my MDAC components are up to date.