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    faxing (access2002)

    Greetings,
    I will need to automate report faxing from an access database through a server running win2000 small business server software. I may need to fax the same report to multiple outer offices. Does anyone have some ideas or experience with this?
    Thank you in advance,
    Dave P.

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    Re: faxing (access2002)

    What are you using to handle the faxing itself? Does SBS have that feature?
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    Re: faxing (access2002)

    Perhaps HOW TO: Fax from Microsoft Access Using SendObject Command in Access 2000 helps. how are you going to send the faxes? A fax has to go through a telephone line at some point. There are combined printers/fax machines that can do that, or dedicated fax servers such as ZetaFax from Equisys (but that is expensive).

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    Re: faxing (access2002)

    SBS actually has a fax facility built in that you can use. You can construct a fax using the email features of Outlook, put the fax number in the TO: address in the appropriate format for faxing, and it should do the trick. You could do it with automation if you so choose, but a simple SendMail command should work as well. Post back if you need further guidance on either approach.
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    Re: faxing (access2002)

    Thanks to all...
    I'll be getting the server to my office to do some testing shortly. It is a multi user dbase running on 7 workstations, and each will need the faxing capabilities. The server will be dialing out to fax, using the sbs fax program. Though I have questions on how to pass the number and page to the fax program, as well as wondering if I can set up batch faxing and so on. I love heading into uncharted territory !!
    Any other thoughts from anyone?

    thank you again,
    Dave P.

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