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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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12. Scanning and Faxing

Introducing Windows Fax and Scan

Windows Fax and Scan (WFS) is a built-in tool that lets you do the following:

Image Send and receive faxes using a fax modem connected to a telephone line. On a corporate network, WFS can also let you send faxes through a shared Fax Server.

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If your computer doesn’t already have a modem, you can easily buy and install an inexpensive internal or USB external fax modem. If you have Internet-based telephone service, contact your phone service provider to see whether your line can carry fax ...

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