This prompt was introduced in Office XP Service Pack 3, and exists in all later versions of Microsoft Office. It was added by Microsoft to make the mail merge process more secure. For more information, and for a possible workaround, please see Microsoft Knowledgebase 825765.

To continue working:

  1. Click Yes to the prompt to complete the merge
  2. Browse to the merged document location to view the merged document

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Alternate solution:

Save the Word document in the Word 97-2003 format (.doc).  This format does not activate the new security message, and the merge will complete without pause.