I have installed Avery for my Word 2007. I am trying to do labels from an existing excel spreadsheet, also 2007, and when I get to the point to select from existing file it says there was an errora and...
I might have a solution for you.
I recently ran into this issue as well. When using the Avery Wizard (Avery Wizard 4.01 - US 20111209.exe), I was able to select the Avery Product template, the customization Design, and could select the 'Merge data from an existing data file' option, but when I clicked 'Next' to continue, I got an aborted list of recently used data files and then an error pop-up stating that the Avery Wizard encountered an error and needed to close. There was also the option of notifying Microsoft of the error.
Here is the solution that worked for me - TAKE CARE - This solution makes changes to the computer's Registry: WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows.
These instruction are for Windows XP. Other operating systems will most likely require adjustments to the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Registry Editor: Click the Start Button -- Select 'Run...' -- Type regedit -- Click 'OK'
Step 2: Select the Registry Entry: In the Left-Hand pane of the Registry Editor, double click on 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER', then on 'SOFTWARE', then 'Avery', then 'Avery Assistant', then '4.0', then single click on 'Recent Data Files'.
Step 3: Backup the Registry Entry: On the 'File' menu, select 'Export...' -- Select your Desktop for the 'Save in:' field -- Enter a name for the backup of this registry entry: I used 'Avery Recent Data Files' -- Make sure the 'Save as type:' is Registration Files (*.reg) -- click the 'Save' button.
Step 4: Delete the Registry Entry: In the Right-Hand pane of the Registry Editor, ignore the entry for '(Default)', select the entry for File1, hold down the 'Shift' key on your keyboard and then select the last file value (for me it was File9 - File10 was actually listed between File1 and File2) -- When all the File entries are selected, right click on them and select 'Delete'.
Step 5: Exit the Registry Editor: Either Select the File menu's Exit option or click the red 'X' button in the upper right corner of the Registry Editor Window.
Step 6: Restart the computer
Step 7: Login again
Step 8: Test the Avery Wizard in Word to verify it works. If it does not work: You should restore the registry values you deleted by double clicking on the 'Avery Recent Data Files.reg' backup that you saved to the desktop in Step 3.
Step 9: If the Avery Wizard works again: You can delete the 'Avery Recent Data Files.reg' backup that you saved to the desktop in Step 3.
And that's it. This process worked on the two computers that were having this issue at my office. Hopefully it will work for you as well.
Apr 14, 2011 |
Avery Wizard for PC