[Solved] Sending A Fax from Writer on a iMac

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[Solved] Sending A Fax from Writer on a iMac

Postby whitecloud » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:11 pm

I have OpenOffice 2.4 installed on my iMac with OS 10.5 (Leopard), and I want to send a fax through the Print function in Writer.

I select Print from the File drop-down, and then change the printer to "External Modem." However, I do not get the OS X native option of inserting the phone number and adding a cover page at that time.

The option of inserting the fax phone number and adding a cover page does appear when faxing through print from other applications, such as Eudora.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Sending A Fax from Writer on a iMac

Postby TheGurkha » Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:07 pm

I don't think there is any faxing capability built into Writer. It uses the fax software on your computer, which is usually installed so that it looks like a printer. If you can see your fax software in the list if printers in the Print dialog, try that.
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Re: Sending A Fax from Writer on a iMac

Postby whitecloud » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:21 pm

You are correct. However, I have found a work-around. From inside Writer, export directly as a .pdf file. Then bring the .pdf up in the iMac's native .pdf viewer. From there it can be faxed through the print command and selecting "external modem" as the printer. :D
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Re: Sending A Fax from Writer on a iMac

Postby TheGurkha » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:51 am

Glad you got it sorted.

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