XFAX 4.3a - User's Guide

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7. XFAX in a Windows environment

If you have a network with PC machines which run Windows and a UNIX machine which runs XFAX, these worlds can be combined and XFAX used direct from the Windows environment.

7.1 The XFAX Windows client (printer driver)

The XFAX Windows client is actually a Windows printer driver. It works with Windows 95/98/NT4/2000. However it requires Winsock 2 which, for Windows 95, needs to be downloaded from Microsoft and installed.

Using the Windows client it is possible to:

Send a fax from any Windows application you cant print from.
Create cover sheets.
Use XFAX phone books, stored on the XFAX server.

7.1.1 Installation

Download the XFAX Windows client, xfax402.exe.
Execute the self-installing file.
Fill out the host and port configuration to match the fax server configuration.
Done.

Now there is a printer available known as XFAX on XFAX:.

7.1.2 Using the client

If you want to send a document from Microsoft Word, for example you open the document in Word and choose Print. In the print dialog choose the XFAX printer. When you click OK the XFAX client will connect to the server and open the XFAX Send Fax dialog.

7.2 Using the address book in XFAX

When using the XFAX Windows client you also have the possibility to use an address book to simplify your facsimile transmissions.

There are some ways using the address book in XFAX:

1) Create a txt-file which has the following content:

"0855576861","Infoflex Connect","Fredrik Nilsson" 
"faxnr","Company","recipient" 
"faxnr","Company","recipient" 

and so on..
You can then import this file in the XFAX-dialog.

2) Put a file in the /etc/xfax/faxdir on the server side. The file has to have the following content:

1: 0855576861:Fredrik Nilsson:Infoflex Connect 
2:faxnr:recipient:company
3:faxnr:recipient:company

3) Put a file in the users home-catalog/.faxdir on the server. The file has to have the following content:

1: 0855576861:Fredrik Nilsson:Infoflex Connect 
2:faxnr:recipient:company
3:faxnr:recipient:company

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