How to send faxes from Windows

December 1, 2007

Sending faxes and emails from Windows applications is done the same way as printing documents on paper. During the installation of ActiveFax, a printer with the name ActiveFax has been automatically created. To send a document by fax or email, you just need to choose this ActiveFax printer as the destination printer in the Windows application. When the document is printed, a dialog window asking for the recipient of the document is automatically displayed. You can enter the recipient of the document either manually or choose it from the integrated phone book in that case. It would also be possible to send the fax to a list with multiple recipients. The document is then automatically transferred to the fax server. Depending on priority and the number of available modems, the fax is transmitted as fast as possible then.

More information about sending faxes and the automatic definition of the recipient of a fax in own applications using data fields can also be found in the online help of the fax server or in the user’s manual, available for download in the download area.


Cornelia Wegmueller, ACTIVEFAX Customer Support
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LTD :: Blegistr.25 :: CH-6340 Baar/Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 5866974
Fax: +41 44 2742350
mailto:support@activefax-distribution.com
http://www.activefax-distribution.com

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ActiveFax Installation Basics

December 1, 2007

ActiveFax primarily consists of two components, the fax server and the fax client. The fax server is installed only on a single computer in the network and stores and administrates all data and is responsible for the transmission and receipt of fax messages. The fax client is installed on all computers in the network that should be able to create new faxes and to have access to existing faxes. One part of the fax client is the ActiveFax printer, which is used to send faxes from Windows applications. For the installation of the fax server and the fax client, the same setup program is used.

The installation of ActiveFax can be done on the operating systems Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista. Even if you plan to send faxes from a UNIX or Linux system, the fax server itself always needs to be installed on a Windows based system and not under UNIX or Linux.

To start the installation of ActiveFax, run the setup program from the download area. To install the trial version of ActiveFax, enter the license key 00000-00000 in the setup.

The setup program automatically detects and configures all connected modems during the installation. The fax server is therefore available for operation right after the installation finished.


Cornelia Wegmueller, ACTIVEFAX Customer Support
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LTD :: Blegistr.25 :: CH-6340 Baar/Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 5866974
Fax: +41 44 2742350
mailto:support@activefax-distribution.com
http://www.activefax-distribution.com