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Is it possible to send a fax with a command button on a form?

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I have a form which has a command button.  When the button is clicked I want a report to be faxed.  Is this possible?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Sure, but are you saying that Emailing the report (Much Simpler) is not an option?

DoCmd.SendObject acSendReport, "YourReport", acFormatPDF, "Somebody@email.com", , , "YourSubject", "Your Message Body"
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by:SteveL13
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Actually, I need to be able to do either one.  I know its hard to believe but sometimes, in this case, faxing is the only alternative.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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OK, I reached out to an Expert who may be able to help...
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by:SteveL13
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Thank you.
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by:SteveL13
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To boag

I'm going to post a new question regarding the email choice.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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DoCmd.SendObject acSendReport, "rptJob", acFormatPDF, "txtEmail", , , "Leigh Transport From " & [txtFromCity] & " - " & [txtToCity]",& "See attached.  Best Regards Leigh Transport"

You did not state what error you were getting, but my guess is the you don't need the quotes around: txtEmail
..and I am not sure about your concatenation
Try this:

DoCmd.SendObject acSendReport, "rptJob", acFormatPDF, txtEmail, , , "Leigh Transport From " & [txtFromCity] & " - " & [txtToCity], "See attached.  Best Regards Leigh Transport"

Or this perhaps...?:
DoCmd.SendObject acSendReport, "rptJob", acFormatPDF, txtEmail, , , "Leigh Transport From " & [txtFromCity] & " - " & [txtToCity] & ", See attached.  Best Regards Leigh Transport"
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by:SteveL13
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Sorry... I was trying to keep from asking two questions in one topic.  

Anyway,,  neither solution works.  I get an error:  "Can't find the field '|1' referred to in your expression"
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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Check closely the names of your fields

This woks fine for me buddy:
Database88.mdb
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by:SteveL13
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You are correct... it would work for me too if I had the right field names.  But now I had to add some copy at the end of the subject line and its broken again.  Hee is what I have now...

DoCmd.SendObject acSendReport, "rptConfirmJobDetails", acFormatPDF, txtEmailAddress, , , "Leigh Transport From " & [txtFromCity] & " - " & [txtToCity] & " - Collection Details - Our Ref - " & [txtJobNo] , See attached.  Best Regards Leigh Transport"

The copy that reads "See attached... and so forth is supposed to be in the body of the email message, not on the subject line.

And one more thing...

The body should read,

Best Regards
Leigh Transport (on a new line)

Help?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Then I am still confused about your syntax.,...?

In any event I don't believe you can do a word wrap with just plain text in the Message body.
(Remember, SendObject was created to be a "simple, no frills" way to send an email.

You would have to go through all the trouble of creating an email in code:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/161088
... then use .HTMLBody to display a word wrap
    YourString="Line One <br> Line Two"

(Not worth the trouble IMHO, just for a word wrap)

...Besides, what you want there is really a "Closing" statement, ...not really a "Message"
So this may be more appropriate to be set in your custom signature in Outlook

;-)

JeffCoachman
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by:SteveL13
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Ok, forget the idea about having a new line after "Best Regards".

Can you still help me with this:

DoCmd.SendObject acSendReport, "rptConfirmJobDetails", acFormatPDF, txtEmailAddress, , , "Leigh Transport From " & [txtFromCity] & " - " & [txtToCity] & " - Collection Details - Our Ref - " & [txtJobNo] , See attached.  Best Regards Leigh Transport"
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Help you with what, specifically?
I posted a working sample...

Or better yet post a sample database and post a clear example of the *exact* output you require...


Jeff
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by:SteveL13
ID: 38865467
I'm sorry.  Yes, you did post a working sample.  But then I had to add copy at the end of it and I broke the syntax.  

Here is what you posted which did work fine...

DoCmd.SendObject acSendReport, "rptJob", acFormatPDF, txtEmail, , , "Leigh Transport From " & [txtFromCity] & " - " & [txtToCity] & ", See attached.  Best Regards Leigh Transport"

But then I changed it to (which broke it)...

DoCmd.SendObject acSendReport, "rptJob", acFormatPDF, txtEmailAddress, , , "Leigh Transport From " & txtFromCity & " - " & txtToCity & " - Collection Details - Our Ref - " & [txtJobNo], "See attached.  Best Regards, Leigh Transport"

If I could post a sample database I would.  Again, sorry.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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...

...you are still not telling me what is wrong...
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by:SteveL13
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I'm going to go ahead an accept your solution because I found my own mistake in a field name.

Thank you for your time.  

But I'm still going to post another question looking for help with faxing a report.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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OK...

;-)
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