MS Word 2013 ActiveDocument.MailMerge.OpenDataSource not available for reading on opening a document

A new PC has MS Office 2013 when the system still uses Office 2003 templates and vba code.

Error:

Don’t have actual text to hand, but something like:

“MailMerge.OpenDataSource is not available for reading”

 

Solution:

Programmatically change the view on open:

Private Sub Document_Open()
Me.ActiveWindow.View.Type = wdNormalView
End Sub

 

Found solution on web. Following was not the page, but similar

http://blogs.msmvps.com/wordmeister/2013/02/22/word2013bug-not-available-for-reading/

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/expression/en-US/d68fe679-6a44-4437-b64a-ab6dfce4fa78/problem-with-activedocumentmailmergeopendatasource-read-only-words-documents-office-2013?forum=worddev

 

 

 

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