This article describes how to fax a scanned document by
using the Fax service in Microsoft Windows XP. To send a fax from within
Windows XP, you must first enable and configure the Fax service. Note: To perform the following steps, you must have an imaging device
installed on the computer.
Scan and view the document
Use your scanner or digital camera to create an image file.
Save this file in the location that you want.
Open the folder that contains the image file, and then
double-click the image to start the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
On the toolbar, click the Print button, which appears as a printer icon, or press CTRL+P. This
starts the Photo Printing Wizard.
Select and format the image
On the Welcome to the Photo Printing
Wizard page, click Next.
On the Picture Selection page, click to select the check box of the image that you want to
print to Fax, and then click Next.
Note: The check box appears at the top-right corner of each
On the Printing Options page, click Fax in the What printer do you want to use?
To adjust the fax properties, click Printing Preferences. The Fax Properties dialog box appears. Select the properties that you want, and then
On the Printing Options page, click Next.
On the Layout Selection page, click the layout that you want in the Available
layouts list, and then click Next.
The Photo Printing Wizard formats the picture and
sends it to Fax. The Send Fax Wizard starts.
Create and send the fax
On the Welcome to the Send Fax Wizard
page, click Next.
On the Recipient Information page, type the recipient name in the To box. Type the recipient fax number in the Fax number box, and then click Next.
Note: If you want to send the fax to more than one recipient, type the
recipient information in the appropriate boxes, and then click the Add button. The recipient appears in the list, and the boxes are
cleared so that you can enter additional recipient information.
you have finished adding recipients, click Next.
On the Preparing the Cover Page page,
click the template that you want in the Cover page template
list. If you want to edit the information that appears on the cover page, click
the Sender Information button.
Type the subject that you want to appear on the cover page
of the fax in the Subject line box. Type a cover page note in the Note box. Click Next.
On the Schedule page, click the time that you want to send the fax. For example, Now. Under What is the fax priority, click the
priority that you want (a higher priority selection will allow this fax item to
be sent before another similarly scheduled lower priority item), and then click
On the Completing the Send Fax Wizard
page, confirm the selections, and then click Finish.
The Fax is sent at the time that you
View the status of the fax
You can view the status of the fax in the Fax Console:
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, point to Fax, and then click Fax Console to open the Fax Console.
In the left pane, expand the Fax folder (if it is not
already expanded). The following folders are contained in the Fax folder:
The Incoming folder contains faxes that are currently
The Inbox folder contains faxes that have been
The Outbox folder contains faxes that are scheduled to
The Sent Items folder contains faxes that have been
In the left pane, click the folder that you want.
In the right pane, right-click the fax that you want, and
then click Properties.
On the General tab, view the Status line. When you are finished, click Close.