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How do you send a FAX with an Intel iMac?


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On my older Windows computer I was able to hook a telephone cable to it to send or receive a FAX. For example I would type up a letter and then when I printed it, I would select FAX as the printer. When I hit print, a window would open and then I could type in the phone number and it would send the FAX. I was also able to receive a FAX with it if someone wanted to send me one.

I am sure this is possible with the imac but I am not sure how to. How is this done, both sending and receiving????
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This is in the Mac Help files:

Sending a fax
You can fax files directly from your computer to any fax machine or computer that is set up to receive faxes. If your computer has a modem that is connected to a phone line, it is automatically configured to send faxes.

Choose File > Print, and then choose Fax PDF from the PDF pop-up menu.
Type the fax number in the To field, or click the Address Book button to the right of the To field to select a number.
If your phone system requires you to dial a prefix for an outside line, type it in the the Dialing Prefix field.
Make sure the correct modem is selected from the Modem pop-up menu.
To change your options, choose the option category from the Fax Cover Page pop-up menu. For example, to fax more than one copy of the document, choose Copies & Pages, and change the value in the Copies field.
Click Fax.
The fax is sent as soon as your modem is available. For example, if you're using your modem to connect to the Internet, the fax is sent after you disconnect from your Internet service provider.

If you want to paste a number into the To field and the Edit > Paste command is not available, Control-click the and choose Paste from the menu that appears.

To send a cover page with your fax, click the Use Cover Page checkbox, and then type a subject and message in the text boxes.

To choose your modem's behavior when faxing, choose Modem from the Fax Cover Page pop-up menu. You can choose whether to dial with touch tones or pulse tones, whether to listen to the modem as it dials, and whether to wait for a steady dial tone before dialing.

To send your fax at a later time, choose Scheduler from the Fax Cover Page pop-up menu and enter the time. Make sure your computer is on, is not in sleep mode, and is connected to your phone line at that time.

If you have a set of options that you frequently use, save it as a "preset." After you set your options, choose Save As from the Presets pop-up menu. To use this set of options when faxing another document, choose its name from the Presets pop-up menu

See also
Faxing
Print options
Open this for me
Address Book


If you click on the 'Faxing' link at the bottom then click on 'Setting up you Mac to receive Faxes' you should be right to go.

If you have any problems feel free to post back.
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Anyone ever try that who is on a voice over internet phone system?

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I have that voice over IP phone system. Is there a regular phone jack in the back of the imac?
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No, iMacs no longer have a built-in modem.

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I have that voice over IP phone system. Is there a regular phone jack in the back of the imac?
You'd need this: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...nMore=MA034Z/A

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There is a much simpler option. There are numerous online web based services now that accept documents in standard formats and will fax them for you. FaxZero (http://faxzero.com/) is one such service which I have used. It is FREE for sending of faxes, although they do charge to set up a fax receipt service.

Using services like this means that any Mac anywhere has access to fax.

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Man, that does seem expensive for that. I wonder if it could be had elsewhere for less. Radio Shack maybe? Is it just an adapter connector or a modem?
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It is the actual modem.

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