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Lesson 7. Set Up Printing and Faxing > Send a fax from your Mac

Send a fax from your Mac

1.
Make sure you have a telephone cable connecting your Mac to a working phone outlet. (This assumes you have a modem built in to your Mac, which you do unless your Mac is really old.)

2.
Open the document you want to fax.

3.
From the File menu, choose “Print….”

4.
In the standard Apple dialog box, click the “pdf” button in the bottom-left corner and choose “Fax PDF… .”

If you're using an application that has its own print dialog box, such as Adobe InDesign, you'll usually find a button at the bottom of the dialog box that says something like “Printer….” Click that button, and there you should find the “PDF” button.

5.
A dialog sheet will appear (shown below) where you type in the fax number of the person you want to send the fax to.

If necessary, the “Dialing Prefix” is where you enter any number that gets you “out” of the office building. Typically it's 9. If you need to wait a couple of seconds after the 9 before the phone starts dialing, put one or two commas after the 9. Each comma makes the Mac wait two seconds.

6.
If you want a cover page, check the box to “Use Cover Page,” then enter the subject and message. Click the “Preview” button if you want to see what you're sending.

7.
Click “Fax” and off goes your page. You'll see the Fax icon in the Dock.


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