Windows® 7 Fax and Scan
What is the Windows 7 Fax and Scan feature in the Windows 7 operating system and what is its role?
The Windows 7 Fax and Scan is an integrated option of faxing and scanning applications included in some versions of the Windows Vista operating system and all the versions of Windows 7. The Windows 7 Fax and Scan feature is available in Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Server 2008 and as an optional component in Windows Vista Enterprise. However, the Windows 7 Fax and Scan feature is not available in Windows Vista Home or Windows Vista Home Premium. The Windows XP includes Fax Console instead of this. With the Windows 7 Fax and Scan, users with computers that are provided with fax modems are allowed to send and receive faxes, and fax scanned documents. Also without a fax modem, users can e-mail scanned documents and forward faxes as e-mail attachments from their computer. The Windows 7 Fax and Scan supports one-click scanning of documents from the locally connected scanners, multifunction devices and network-connected scanners. This feature is enabled to be used for most types of documents. In addition, the Windows 7 Fax and Scan feature is optimized for the scanning, viewing and storing text of documents.
The important features of the Windows 7 Fax and Scan tool of the Windows 7 operating system and its role and the tips to use it are discussed below:
- Role of Windows 7 Fax and Scan
- Tips to use Fax
- Tips to use Scan
Role of Windows 7 Fax and Scan
The basic role of the Windows 7 Fax and Scan option provided in the Windows 7 operating system is to provide the necessary aid and support to send fax or to scan documents with the scanner. The Windows 7 Fax and Scan turns the computer into a fax machine, potentially saving you money and desk space. When your computer is equipped with a fax modem or is connected to a fax server, it can send and receive documents just like a standalone device. Windows 7 Fax and Scan even includes a handy tool for designing custom cover pages.
Tips to use Fax
Connect your System to a Dial up modem, click on the start menu, then click on the 'all programs' tab and select 'Windows 7 Fax and Scan'. Open the fax program opens, click on the 'Tools,' and in the dropdown menu select 'Fax Accounts' and click on 'Add' to complete the process of establishing the fax connection. In order to send a fax, you can select 'New Fax' on the toolbar and enter a recipient and fax number when the window opens and in the 'To' field in the fax window is linked to addresses stored in Outlook Express or in the Windows Address Book or manually enter the name and number if it's not in the address book. Then, enter your fax message, and hit 'Send.'
Click on the start menu, select 'All Programs' and browse through the displayed choices. Click on the 'Windows 7 Fax and Scan' link. Choose a new scan option, now select the profile list and pick the documents. You can select the 'Scan' option after completing the scanning process. The 'Windows 7 Fax and Scan' option will automatically present you with the finished product for you to view. You can now save the scanned documents or items to your computer and view them again at a later time.