ladysouth770, on 31 October 2011 - 02:45 PM, said:
I create a new address list to be used with Word 2010 mail merge for mass mailing and to print
labels. I use the Word 2010 create new list function, when conmpleted, I save. Word saves only as a mdb file - I cannot open it and all my information is lost and cannot be recovered. Word does not allow any other file extension to save this file.
Alternative - when list is completed, I have tried to highlight and save, but ALL functions are frozen and the only thing I can do is to save -the Word way. Which is not working!
I'll try to help you, as far as I can.
MDB extensions stands for Microsoft Access Databases. Even if you don't have Access on your computer, you may use them without problem (and that's what Winwords do), using the ODBC connector. That's somewhat technical, but don't worry about getting your list back. You should be able to edit your list using mailing data options.
In the Mail Merge option, you can choose to browse an existing mdb file, using back the one you created.
Alternatively, you can create your list in excel and use this list as data source for your mailing. This offers some easier control about content...
I foud this on Internet, maybe it could help you : http://www.addictive...010-mail-merge/
Best regards, and good luck :-)