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Sending Faxes and Configuring Office for Faxing

To send a fax directly from Office, you need a fax modem and a fax driver that allows applications to communicate with the fax modem.

Sending a Fax Through the Print Dialogue Box

  1. Open the Print dialogue box by choosing File - Print and select the fax driver in the Name list box.

  2. Clicking OK opens the dialogue box for your fax driver, in which you can select the fax recipient.

Configuring Office a Fax Icon

You can configure Office so that a single click on an icon automatically sends the current document as a fax:

  1. Choose Tools - Options - Office Writer - Print.

  2. Select the fax driver from the Fax list box and click OK.

  3. Click the arrow icon at the end of the Standard bar. In the drop-down menu, choose Customise.

The Toolbars tab page of the Customise dialogue box will appear.

  1. Click Add Commands.

  2. Select the "Documents" category, then select the "Send Default Fax" command.

  3. Click Add and then Close.

  4. On the Toolbars tab page, click the down arrow button to position the new icon where you want it. Click OK.

Your Standard bar now has a new icon to send the current document as a fax.