Sending a fax from a computer

Sending a fax from a computer

We not always have a fax on hand to send a document to someone else. One option is to send a fax from your computer. Faxing from your computer It requires a fax modem type and your operating system can be configured so you can send and receive faxes.

Steps to follow:1

Prepare the document you want send by fax.


Prepare a cover sheet of the document to be faxed, if desired. Usually it gets to whom it is addressed the document.


Open your fax software - such as Microsoft Fax or Microsoft Exchange.


Look for an icon or menu command that allows you to send a fax - as "Send new and faxing". Click on that option.


Follow the instructions to enter the number of fax the recipient and any other information requested. Be sure to include area codes and long distance information if necessary.


When asked to attach the file, follow the instructions to attach the file you want send by fax.


When ready, click Send. The fax will begin collecting information and, when ready, will dial the remote fax machine.


When the connection is made, the fax is sent.


Fax from word processing Some products software, such as Microsoft Word, allowing fax a document without opening the fax software.


Open the document you want to fax. On the File menu, select Print. Print window opens.


Instead of printing to the default printer, look for an option that lets you print to fax. Select this option and click Print.


You will be prompted to enter the recipient's fax number and information from a variety of others with a fax program. The fax message compiles, the modem dials. If the modem connection is made, the fax sent

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  • As with any fax connection, you can find a busy signal or may not be able to connect if the other fax is out of paper, disabled or technical problems.
  • If you use a modem to connect to the Internet, they can not be online when sent by fax
  • Faxing from your computer only works for digital documents that are stored on your computer. You can not fax the printed material in this way.