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xp fax

by chromesn / November 10, 2005 9:47 AM PST

win MCE 2005, modem and cable, so on.

any way to send multiple files on same fax call without scanning the item, then the next, then the next in win xp fax function?. (like adding attachments in outlook)?

or am i going to have to re-install winfax pro?

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This might work
by TONI H / November 10, 2005 6:12 PM PST
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Scan each of the pages and save them as files on your harddrive in a separate folder somewhere handy.

Go to the Program Files/and eventually get to the Fax program icon....then copy that program icon to the Send To folder as a shortcut. Once done, you should have it as an option when you right click any file to Send To:

Once you have it as your shortcut, you could then just highlight the multiple files you want to 'attach', right click the group of files, choose Send To: Fax and the Fax program will open up just as the Mail Recipient one would do, and send them as you normally would. They should all go 'back to back' until the highlighted files are finished.


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by chromesn / November 10, 2005 9:12 PM PST
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thanks for reply, toni.

unfortunately, it didn't work. get error MSG saying "fax printer not installed correctly"/ very odd.

since i can scan a page directly to the win fax program and it sends, i don't get it (still having to scan each page separately to fax, sending, then going on to next).

guess i'll just re-install winfax pro again: i know it works on this comp, with MCE/xp.

now i just got to find it lol

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Troubleshooting XP Fax
by TONI H / November 10, 2005 9:48 PM PST
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If you can't fix XP Fax
by Alan Copeland / November 10, 2005 11:34 PM PST
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by chromesn / November 11, 2005 6:45 AM PST

toni: the problem seems to be that xp fax doesn't install a "virtual" fax printer: just uses the existing printers resident fax capabilities thru "fax services". winfaxpro does install printer and works fine (installed last night: works as expected. went to website, couldn't find anything addressing my problem)
thanks for your help! Happy

alan: thanks for the info! my issues with winfaxpro (as with any 3rd party app) has always been background processes and size. that prgram looks alot smaller than winfaxpro (at least before install), so i'll prolly give it a try. (i hate having processes run when not needed (dang spoolsv.)
thanks for your help, too!:)

ice cream for everybody!

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A thought on faxing Multiple pages
by bryguy5 / November 11, 2005 8:14 AM PST
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Depending on your scanner, could you create a PDF/Word document containing all the pages and the fax. I have a HP PSC printer that will allow me to scan multiple pages into one PDF. Although I use a different fax program (Hylafax on Linux)I beleive that you should be able to fax PDF's with winfax.

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by chromesn / November 11, 2005 1:59 PM PST

oh, it's easy to fax multiple page fax with winfax: my question and problem concerned XP's built in "fax service".

while it is possible to send with xp fax ("fax service"), it (so far, for me anyway) will not send a multiple page fax without scanning, and scanning each page separately, which re-opens the service, wants to add a new cover sheet ( or not. choice) and redialing the number.

so i did install "winfax pro" (by symantec, to differentiate), and it works fine with multiple page faxes.just took windows "fax service" right off.
thanks for everyones help Happy

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