As this book went to press, Symantec Corporation announced that it had begun beta-testing its Mobile WinFax, a Palm faxing program that can send and receive faxes on your palmtop.
The program’s cleverest feature is its integration with your Windows PC. In conjunction with its desktop component, Mobile WinFax lets you pull off these stunts:
Your PC can generate fax images of graphics, cover pages, or documents of any kind—and then store them on your palmtop. (You might prepare, for example, résumés, prices lists, or maps to your office in this way.) Once on the road, you can incorporate these elements into faxes you create on the PalmPilot. If you have a modem attached to your palmtop, you can then send faxes directly from it.
As you might expect, the drawback is memory: each desktop-document page or cover page takes up 70K of RAM on the PalmPilot. (The PalmPilot can send or receive a maximum of 16 pages per fax.)
Instead of storing images, cover pages, and document pages on your palmtop, you can choose instead to store only a list of them on the PalmPilot. As you write faxes while on the road, you can indicate that you’d like these documents incorporated into the fax.
Then, following a local HotSync (or, if your PC has two modems, even a long-distance modem HotSync), your PC does the actual faxing, sending the indicated documents along for the ride.
You can incorporate Memo Pad pages into faxes you send directly from the PalmPilot. You can even sign faxes you create on ...