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Freeware fax software


My laptop has an RJ11 modem jack.

I'll need a free fax software that could fax out a scanned jpg /  MSWord
/ plain text file by dialling via the RJ11 (it's a Thinkpad X61) modem.

Preferably this freeware can accept incoming fax & save it into
a soft copy
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hello.
microsoft fax is a simple and free solution .
http://www.ehow.com/how_6321220_do-fax-via-microsoft-fax_.html

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Thanks Stergium.  I'm using Win XP Professional SP3 but it looks like
the steps provided in the link is more for Win 98.

I went to the link provided & found the instructions as follows:
In step 2, I can't find "Windows Setup" but on the left side of the screen,
there's "Add New Programs", "Add/Remove Windows Components".

If I select "Add/remove Windows Components", I'll get to see the attached
screen, so I check "Fax Services" : am I in the right direction?

1
Open the Control Panel and then double-click on "Add/Remove Programs."

2
Choose the "Windows Setup" tab, select the "Microsoft Exchange" and "Microsoft Fax" boxes, and then click "OK."

3
Complete the installation of Microsoft Fax by following the Inbox Setup Wizard prompts, selecting "Finish" and then choosing "Yes" to reboot your computer when asked to do so.

4
Receive a fax via Microsoft Fax by double-clicking on the fax icon on your taskbar and then selecting "Answer Now" in the "Microsoft Fax Status" dialog box.


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What about sending softcopy jpg, MSWord or text files as fax?
It's not being described in the link provided, so do I need to install the following:
    Send faxes?www.pamfax.biz
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you should find an option in wrd to send faxes under file>..

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Under Service, I can see Fax service is up & running (refer to attached screen).

Next, I launched MSWord & there's this "Send To" option which further expands
to a menu, I guess "Recipient Using a Fax Modem" must be the option you're
referring to?  Kindly refer to the next attachment.

Then I configure sender's information (ie myself), I check both the boxes for
Send  and   Receive, right?

After the sender's configuration is done, a screen pops up for Recipient (ie
the remote end that I'm faxing to) configuration : refer to the next attached
screen.  However, this screen doesn't allow me to enter the country code
(it's greyed out as shown by the blue arrow).  I now click "Cancel".  How can
I invoke this "Recipient's Configuration" screen again when I next want to
send a fax?
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GreyedCountryCodeFaxsend.png
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did you try just ading your fax number ? that should be enough

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Ok, just found that if I check on "Dialling Rules" box, then the Country Code
box/field will be 'ungreyed' & I will be able to enter country code.  So this
should allow me to send out a fax.

What about receiving a fax, do I just plug in the phone line to my Thinkpad's
Rj11 port & just wait for the incoming fax?  Or is there something else I
need to do to be able to receive incoming fax?
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here a description :  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306662

you can send a fax to yourself to test it...

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excellent
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have fax fun

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