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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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Chapter

16

Fax-It-Yourself: Using Windows 8’s Faxing Features

In This Chapter

Getting Windows 8 ready for faxing

Sending a fax message

Creating custom fax cover pages

Receiving incoming faxes

If you’re of a certain age, you can probably remember when faxing was one of the wonders of the modern world. Imagine being able to send a facsimile of a document anywhere in the world over a phone line! Nowadays, faxing is a humdrum, even faintly anachronistic, part of the workaday world, and that miracle machine of the 1980s—the fax machine—is practically obsolete.

Now hang on a sec, Jack. How can I fax without a fax machine!?

I’m glad you asked. The secret is a little device inside your computer called a fax modem—a modem that has the capability ...

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