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How to Fax Using Your Computer


You can fax files directly from your computer to any fax machine or computer that is set up to receive faxes.

If your internal modem is connected to a phone line, it is configured automatically to send faxes.



These instructions are for OS 10.4 Tiger.

Open the document you want to fax.

Choose File > Print.

Choose Fax PDF from the PDF pop-up menu.

Type the fax number of the user you want to receive your fax in the To field.

You can also choose users directly from Address Book by clicking the Address Book button to the right of the To field. Be sure you have a fax number listed for each user you choose in Address Book. For more information about using Address Book, see Address Book Help, available in the Help menu when Address Book is open.

If necessary, type the dialing prefix required for the phone system you're using in the Dialing Prefix field. (For example, if you need to dial a 9 to access an outside line, type 9 in the Dialing Prefix field.)

If you want to send a fax through a modem other than your computer's built-in modem, choose it from the Modem pop-up menu.

If you want to send a cover page with your fax, click the Use Cover Page checkbox and type a message in the Message field.

If you need to change any of the preset faxing options, choose the type of options you want to change from the Fax Cover Page pop-up menu. (To see options for the application you're using, choose the application from the pop-up menu.)

If necessary, select options for the type you chose. (For example, you can select the number of copies you want faxed if you chose Copies & Pages in step 8.)

Tip: If you have a combination of options that you frequently use when faxing a document, you can save it as a "preset." After choosing your options, choose Save As from the Presets pop-up menu and type a name for the set of options. If you want to use this set of options when you fax a document, choose its name from the Presets pop-up menu.

Click Fax.

The fax is sent as soon as your modem is available. (For example, if you're using your modem to connect to the Internet, the fax is sent after you disconnect from your Internet service provider.)

You may want to send your fax at a later time. For example, you may want to send it at night when telephone rates are lower. Just choose Scheduler from the Fax Cover Page pop-up menu, and enter the time. Make sure your computer is on, is not in sleep mode, and is connected to your phone line at that time.

See here how to set up for receiving faxes: OSX 10.4 Tiger

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