If you’re a PalmPilot owner, you’re probably more technologically advanced than most of the people around you. Although email is the most common method of transmitting written messages these days, a few old-timers aren’t yet online. Fortunately, your PalmPilot can accommodate them—by sending faxes.

To turn your PalmPilot into a faxer, it needs a modem (see Chapter 12) and software, described next. (These fax programs work with any model.) Nobody will confuse the resulting faxes with laser printouts—the fonts that PalmPilot uses are bitmapped, meaning that you can see the individual dots that make up each letter—but what do you expect from a three-by-five-inch fax machine?


The first commercial Palm faxing software was HandFax (from the makers of HandStamp and HandWeb, described in Chapter 13 and Chapter 14). The price is $50. (A demo version is included on the CD-ROM with this book.)

HandFax works like a charm. It saves you effort—and avoids reinventing the wheel—by letting you write fax messages in the Memo Pad and grab fax numbers from your regular Address Book. Here’s the step-by-step:

Setting up HandFax for the first time

After installing HandFax, launch it from your Applications screen. Begin by tapping Menu Options (see Figure 15.4) and setting up your configuration. These commands get you ready:

Fax Setup

This command’s settings govern whether a company name or logo should appear at the top of each fax you send.

Phone Setup

Here, you specify the usual dialing ...

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