[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

Word 2007 Mail Merge Deselect All Data Source Contacts

Posted on 2012-03-26
2
Medium Priority
?
540 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-28
I have a user using Word 2007 on Windows XP.

When the user selects their Outlook contacts for the mail merge recipients in Word 2007, the user is unable to click the box next to Data Source in order to deselect all contacts/recipients. In order to deselect all, the user must click off the box for each 400+ recipients.

I am able to deselect all on my Win7 and Office 2007 PC.
Capture.JPG
0
Comment
Question by:HORST320
2 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
redrumkev earned 1500 total points
ID: 37769350
HORST320,

How are you doing?

See this link: http://help.wugnet.com/office/Word-2007-mailmerge-outlook-contacts-ftopict1152443.html

Try having the user follow the steps to start from Outlook. It is common for some of the advanced features in 2007/2010 which give more access to the system then XP would allow, thus some actions are prohibited.

Another step might be to output the Outlook contact list to Excel and then use that as your data source, selecting in Outlook only what the user needs.

Hope this helps,
Kevin
0
 

Author Comment

by:HORST320
ID: 37776415
Saving the Outlook contacts as an Excel file didn't help the ability to unselect the Datasource column either. However, going back to Word, using the actual Outlook contact list,  the ability to use the the unselect Datasource column worked.
0

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I would like to show you some basics you can do with Mailings in MS Word. It´s quite handy feature you can use for creating envelopes, labels, personalized letters etc. First question could be what is this feature good for? Mailing can really he…
This article describes how to use the Send to Mail Recipient command. The instructions apply generally to Office 2007 and later versions, but Microsoft® Word 2013 was used for the specific steps and figures.  What is Send to Mail Recipient? Send…
Learn how to make your own table of contents in Microsoft Word using paragraph styles and the automatic table of contents tool. We'll be using the paragraph styles in Word’s Home toolbar to help you create a table of contents. Type out your initial …
Enter Foreign and Special Characters Enter characters you can't find on a keyboard using its ASCII code ... and learn how to make a handy reference for yourself using Excel ~ Use these codes in any Windows application! ... whether it is a Micr…

607 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question