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MS Access and Word Mail Merge

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I transferred my database to a new computer. I can open it in 2003
Access, but am keeping it in the 2000 version until I get it working
correctly.

I have dozens of Word documents where I use various Access queries as
my datasource. Now when I try to mail merge in Word (for some, not
all, of my documents.) Word mail merge message may say it can't find
the data source. So it gives me a data selection box and I choose my
transferred database as my datasource. Then it may show me a list of
my tables in MS Access, but it doesn't show all of my queries. Or if
I pick a table or query it does show for my data source and then do the
merge, it gives me a series of "field calculation occurred errors".

I notice in the data selection box, instead of typing in my transferred
database as my chosen file, it also gives me the option of connecting
to a new data source and my choices are "new data source", or "new sql
server connection". I've also noticed the data selection box gives an
option of a new source and choices of "ms sql" "odbc sdn", "oracle" or
other/ advanced. Should I be doing anything with this?

I also run reports in Access. Now when I run reports, they are blank
except for the headings.

It seems it is not recognizing the data that is obvious and visible to
me.

Any ideas?

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