Archive for June, 2008

Avoid Fax Tone

Monday, June 30th, 2008

My phone and fax machine share one line. I’m so sick of rushing to pick up a ringing phone only to hear that annoying tone that means it’s really a fax coming in. What can I do?

Faxing with Call Waiting

Friday, June 27th, 2008

I’m planning on adding “call waiting” to my home phone service. Will this cause any problems with my fax machine?

Why was I charged twice for faxing one page?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Why did my Internet fax service charge me for two pages when I only sent one?

What should I do with my old fax machine?

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

My fax machine has served me well for nearly 10 years. However, it’s time to put “Old Bessie” to rest and invest in a more-modern machine, or perhaps transition to Internet-based faxing. But how can I responsibly dispose of my old machine?

Why didn’t all of my fax go through?

Friday, June 20th, 2008

The recipient got some, but not all, of my fax. What happened?

Fax activity reports: to toss or not to toss?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I’m the office manager of a mid-sized business. I tend to be overly cautious (my coworkers call it “covering my rear”), which is probably why I save all of those printouts the fax machine spits out showing what faxes were sent when. Am I a freak, and should I should just toss them?

Can I fax using Windows Vista?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

I’d been using my PC to fax with Microsoft operating systems for years when I decided to upgrade to Vista. Now, I can’t fax at all. What am I doing wrong?

Receiving faxes on legal size paper

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

I can’t get my fax machine to print correctly on legal-size paper. I load the tray with legal paper, but when the fax I’m expecting comes through, it just shrinks the text down so it would have fit on standard 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper and prints it that way. What am I doing wrong?

Faxing in Color

Monday, June 16th, 2008

I’m an illustrator by trade, and while many of my clients are happy to have me e-mail them drafts of my works-in-progress, I’ve also been asked if I could “just fax it.” I’m OK with some of the image quality being lost in transmission, but I really wish I could fax in color. Is this […]

Fax Polling, or Fax On Demand

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Can I “ask” another fax machine to send me something?