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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 30. Faxing and Scanning

In This Chapter:

  • Get a bird’s-eye view of Vista’s fax capabilities
  • Fax from within any application you run
  • Install your fax properly
  • Use the new Windows Fax and Scan program
  • Scan any document into digital form
  • Send a quick text fax

Fax machines are a thing of the past. They went the way of eight-track tapes and vinyl records. Some people still need them if they fax physical documents such as legal documents that exist in only one copy with original signatures, but in many ways even that is outdated. If you have a computer and a scanner, you don’t need a fax machine in most cases.

With a computer, if you want to fax a document, you scan it into your computer and fax the scanned image to the receiving fax machine ...

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