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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Chapter 12: Setting Up Printers, Scanners, and Fax Machines
Working with Scanners and Fax Machines
Unlike printers, scanners and fax machines use helper applications when receiving
and sending documents. The default helper application is Windows Fax and Scan.
Scanning images
Most scanners have a menu option that allows you to scan images to your com-
puter, to a memory card, or to an email message. With this in mind, you can scan an
image by completing the following steps:
1. Put the image you want to scan on the scanner bed.
2. Click the Scan button on the scanner. This should display a Scan menu.
3. On the Scan menu, select the appropriate scanning option, such as Scan to PC,
and then press the OK or Start button.
Managing scanned documents
You can access a scanner management window for your scanner by completing these
steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel. In the Control Panel, click Hardware
and Sound and then click Printers.
2. In the Printers window, double-click the scanner you want to work with.
3. To view scans sent to the computer, click Scan in the Navigation Pane. As
shown in Figure 12-17, scans are listed by date, filename, file type, size, and
source.
4. You can preview a scan by selecting it in the Documents list.
5. Use the following options on the toolbar to manage the scan:
Delete
Deletes the scan from the computer
Forward as Fax
Forwards the scan as a fax file
Forward as E-mail
Forwards the scan as an attachment to an email message
Save as
Saves the scan to a file on your computer
Print
Prints the scanned document to a printer
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Managing faxed documents
You can access a fax management window for your fax machine by completing these
steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel. In the Control Panel, click Hardware
and Sound and then click Printers.
2. In the Printers window, double-click the fax machine you want to work with.
3. To view faxes sent or received by the computer, click Fax in the Navigation
Pane, as shown in Figure 12-18.
Figure 12-17. Viewing scans sent to the computer
Figure 12-18. Viewing incoming and outgoing faxes
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4. In the Navigation Pane, select one of the following to view related options:
Incoming
Shows incoming faxes that are in the process of being received
Inbox
Shows incoming faxes that have been received and are waiting for your
attention
Drafts
Shows drafts of faxes that have not been sent
Outbox
Shows outgoing faxes that are in the process of being sent
Sent Items
Shows outgoing faxes that have been sent
5. Use the following options on the toolbar to manage faxes:
Delete
Deletes the fax from the computer
Forward as Fax
Forwards the fax to another fax machine
Forward as E-Mail
Forwards the fax as an attachment to an email message
Print
Prints the faxed document to a printer
You can save a fax as a TIF image file on your computer by following these steps:
1. In Windows Fax and Scan, select the fax you want to save.
2. Click “Save as” on the File menu.
3. In the “Save as” dialog box, select a save location, type a name for the file, and
then click Save.
Receiving faxes
Most fax machines will receive faxes automatically if they are connected to a tele-
phone line. If your computer has a fax card or your fax machine can send you faxes
directly, the fax should be received automatically into the Inbox of Windows Fax
and Scan. In some cases, you may need to tell your computer to receive the fax. In
Windows Fax and Scan, you can answer an incoming phone call and receive a fax by
clicking the “Receive a Fax Now” button on the toolbar.

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