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Fax and Scan in Windows 7

If you have Windows 7, most versions make it as easy for you to send and receive faxes as Windows XP did. Here you can find out just how easy it is to send a fax in Windows 7.

Windows 7 fax and scan lies on the main menu all programs Windows 7 (Home Premium and above) and all versions of Vista (business and higher). “Up” means ultimate Vista and the professional and ultimate versions of Windows 7. Faxing and scanning in the Enterprise Edition as an optional component can be installed in Windows 7.

Fax and scan feature supports multiple user accounts on the same PC. Different users are on the same computer to send faxes and the program will recognize everyone accordingly and assign it as the sender to its own faxes. This is especially useful for small businesses that many people share a single computer.

Sending A Fax

Windows Fax and Scan in Windows 7 lets you send and receive faxes just as Windows XP allowed you to do it. This nice and easy feature works without having to buy a separate fax machine or fax software. It is as easy as 1-2-3 to send or receive faxes, too. Just follow the steps below to get started.

  1. The first thing you need to do is check to make sure you have a dial-up phone modem. Most modern computers still do, and you will need it to perform the job. If you find it already installed, make sure your telephone line is connected to the modem.
  2. Click on the Start button, select All Programs, and then select Windows Fax and Scan.
  3. If it is the first time you have opened Fax and Scan, you will see a “Fax Setup Wizard” on the screen. It will instruct you to configure your computer to send and receive faxes.
  4. When you are at the fax program’s main screen, open the Tools menu, select “Fax Accounts” and then click “Add” to start the process of establishing the fax connection. (Please click the image to enlarge.)
  5. To initiate the sending of a fax process, select “New Fax” on the toolbar. When the new window opens, type in a recipient and a fax number. If you use Microsoft Outlook, it is easy to retrieve the addresses stored in Outlook from the “To” field since these two programs are linked together.
  6. Enter your fax message. You can also attach the document you want to fax, the same way you would add an attachment to an email message. The attachment pages will merge with your fax and will be sent all together.
  7. Finally, click the “Send” button to send your fax with Windows 7. Your fax message is sent!

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