It's quite possible that installing Outlook 2003 over Office 97 has
screwed things up. I've never dared try it myself<g>.
What's really odd about your message is that there should be three items
under Office Links: Merge It with MS Word, Publish (Word), and Analyze
(Excel). Are you saying that Merge is working but the other two are
grayed out? If so, I can't imagine what's happening.
But the first thing to try is to re-register some DLLs that Access uses
for importing and exporting. What follows are generic instructions. It
does no harm to re-register all these files.
If the import/export wizards or Office Links don't work at all, or if
you get "No object in this control" re-register ACCWIZ.DLL.
If it's one or more file formats that aren't listed in the wizards,
re-register the following files
mstext40.dll (Text, CSV, tab-delimited))
In Access 97, the filenames contain 35 instead of 40.
To re-register a DLL file,
1) Locate it (usually all these are in the Windows\System32 or
2) Locate the file regsvr32.exe.
3) Drag the DLL file's icon onto the regsvr32.exe icon.
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:30:07 -0800, "Skaught"
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