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I accidentally saved a merge document in MS Word 2003..any way to fix?

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I have a mail merge in word for labels. A co-worker accidentally saved the result and now the template is filled with old addresses.. Is there any way to undo this? THanks in advance.
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Only options that I am aware of:

1. Restore from backup
2. Restore from Shadow copy (must have been turned on prior)
3. Delete all unwanted information from document
4. Create new document

Once you have it back the way you want it set the document to read only so it doesn't happen again.
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GrahamSkan earned 2000 total points
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A Mail Merge Main document is not formally a Word Template, though it does that type of function. That does make it easier to overwrite, but it would require some manipulation to do so.

Recovery is via conventional means - older versions - or an output document, which could be used to prompt the memory of the original designer.

In future, and do I realise that the horse has now bolted, you could place all templates and Mail Merge Main documents in a non-writeable  folder
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