Waiting for microsoft access to accept DDE commands
Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:04 AM
The merge pulls information from an Excel file. It's fairly simple and straightforward. It works for everyone who uses it (about 20 users) - but for one person it won't work. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office XP and it still doesn't work.
When in Word, when we try to start the merge on her PC we get this message at the bottom of the screen "waiting for Microsoft Excel to accept dde commands" and then Word freezes up.
Solution is to link again the Word document with the Excel file (on his/her computer or a network disk !):
For example, if your database's name's 'base.xls', change it to something like 'base_new_xls'. Now open the word document. It will warn you it cannot find the database. Tell it where is the new database. Then you need to link the document with the right data table.
Just wanted to share this with you since I had this problem..
Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:27 PM
I had to share this since it gave us big headaches
Good Info! Thx for sharing!
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