Faxing a file from your computer

Prerequisite: You will need to have a multi-function copier/printer/fax machine with the print to fax feature enabled.
  1. With your document open, select File > Print
  2. Select the Printer button.
  3. Select Properties. This will vary between software. In the example shown, a PDF is being printed from Acrobat Pro DC.
    print dialog window with properties button highlighted
    In non-Adobe products, this may be called Preferences.
    Preferences button highlighted in print window
  4. For Job Type, choose Fax.
    xerox properties window
  5. In the Fax window, select the Add Recipient button.  Fill in the required information (Name and Fax number) and other information if desired. For non-Michigan Tech campus numbers, you will need to add the digit 8 and a comma, e.g., 8, 19064871111. When finished, select OK.
    add recipients
  6. To receive an emailed confirmation, select the Options tab. For Confirmation, select Send to Email from the dropdown, enter your email address and choose OK.
    confirmation by email fields  highlighted
  7. Back in the main Print dialog box, select Print
  8. A Fax Confirmation box will pop up (potentially under other windows). Select the recipient again, and press OK.
    fax confirmation window
  9. Your document will be sent as a Fax. A confirmation email will confirm if the fax went through or not.
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Article ID: 104496
Created
Mon 4/6/20 3:49 PM
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Tue 4/7/20 1:39 PM