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Sending a Fax Using the QuickLink III Fax Software (Windows 98)

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This document provides procedural information for setting up your modem, using your computer as a fax machine, and receiving faxes.

Before you begin

Make sure the modem is working and connected to a telephone wall connector.

Starting QuickLink III for the first time

The modem and QuickLink III fax software included with your PC allow you to use the computer to send and receive faxes.
The first time you start QuickLink, the Setup Wizard automatically launches, stepping you through the process of setting options and customizing the program for your personal use. All you need to do is follow the on-screen instructions.
NOTE: If you are unsure which setting to choose, accept the default choice.
  1. To start QuickLink III, click Start , click Programs , and then click Fax (QuickLink III).
  2. The QuickLink Setup Wizard appears. Read the welcome screen, and then click Next.
    Figure 1: Read the welcome screen, and then click Next
  3. Read the license agreement, and then click I Agree to continue.
  4. Type in your user information, and then click Next .
    Figure 2: Type in your user information, and then click Next
  5. Type in your address information, and then click Next .
    Figure 3: Type in your address information, and then click Next
  6. Choose the modem or port that QuickLink III will be using, and then click Next .
    Figure 4: Choose the modem for QuickLink III, and then click Next
  7. If you would like, select Run QuickLink at Windows startup or Electronically register this product .
    NOTE: These items can be selected or modified later from QuickLink Main menu.
  8. Click Finish . You have completed the setup process.

Sending a fax

There are two ways to compose a fax. You can type a message in QuickLink III, or you can fax a file from any software program that can print.

To send a fax from QuickLink III

  1. Click Start , Programs , and then click Fax (QuickLink III).
  2. In the QuickLink III main window, click QuickFax from the toolbar.
    Figure 5: Click the QuickFax button
  3. Enter the fax number and company name of the recipient.
    Figure 6: Type the fax number and name of the recipient
  4. Type the message body in the QuickFax Note area.
  5. Click Send Fax .
  6. The QuickLink III Send Fax screen appears. When the blue taskbar reaches 100%, the fax is complete.

To fax a file from a software program

Software programs that can print can also send faxes. To send a fax from a software program:
  1. From the top toolbar, click File , and then click Print .
  2. Click the down arrow by the Name box, and then select QuickLink III . Click OK .
  3. Enter the fax number and name of the recipient.
    Figure 7: Enter the fax number and the name of the recipient
  4. If you would like, type a message in the Cover page note area.
  5. Click Send Fax.
  6. The QuickLink III Send Fax screen appears. When the blue taskbar reaches 100%, the fax is complete.

Receiving faxes

QuickLink III also has the ability to receive, view, and print faxes. By default, faxes are automatically received when the QuickLink III program is running in an open or minimized window.

To receive a fax manually

  1. When a fax call is coming in, click Start on the QuickLink III menu bar.
  2. Click Manual Fax Receive.
    Figure 8: Click Manual Fax Receive

To receive faxes automatically

NOTE: To see if you have received any new faxes, look at the status box in the main QuickLink III window.
  1. In QuickLink III, click Setup from the top toolbar, and then select Receive Fax.
  2. In the General tab, select the box next to "Load application at Windows startup."
  3. Click OK.

To view and print a fax

  1. In QuickLink III, click ViewFax on the toolbar.
  2. Click Yes to view the fax now.
  3. Double-click the printer icon to print the fax on the selected printer.
  4. To read the next new fax, click the Next Fax button.

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