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    Automatic Faxing (2003)

    Does anyone know of software that will watch a folder and automatically fax the Word documents in it? Of course, there would have to be some text or code in the Word documents to indicate who the fax recipient is. No problem modifying the templates for that.

    This is for a physician's office where a transcriptionist creates the documents and the office staff faxes them. We are trying to avoid having the office staff go through the whole "fax wizard" process for every document they need to fax from the computer.

    Thanks for any help,


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    Re: Automatic Faxing (2003)

    I think we've had some threads here and there about how to do this using either features of Windows, or VBS scripts, or batch files, or even little VB programs. But off the top of my head, I can't recall which worked well and what board they were on. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Automatic Faxing (2003)

    There's a program called watchDirectory - Monitor directories for changes
    on this website:
    Monitor Folders with watchDirectory
    WatchDirectory starts any application when the contents of the folder that it is monitoring changes. Whenever a file or directory is added, deleted or changed in the monitored directory your .bat file will be launched by watchDirectory. The .bat file will receive all the details about the change that caused it to be called.
    This makes watchDirectory an ideal choice if you want to automate boring, repetitive daily work that is based on changes in your file system.

    WatchDirectory itself is a command line program that can easily be added to your system's startup or run as a Windows Service. A Windows interface is also included as a simple way to enter the parameters for watchDirectory.

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