How to Fax From a Scanner

by Mana Thompson

Sending a fax from a scanner makes faxing easy. It can save both time and money. Faxing from a scanner can easily be done right at home and at anytime. Learn how to fax from a scanner and avoid a trip to the office, business center or local company that offers faxing services. Rather than paying a company to send a fax or to use their fax machine, a fax can now be sent from home using a scanner and DSL phone line. The great thing is that there is no faxing fee, waiting in line or waiting for a fax center to open. The process of sending a fax from a scanner takes only a couple of steps and can easily be done in just a few minutes.

Open the top of the scanner on the All-in-One printer. Place the document to be faxed face down on the glass of the scanner. Line the top of the document up to the left edge of the glass.

Remove the DSL phone line from the back of the modem that is connected to the PC. Place the DSL phone line into the jack that is located in the back of the Printer/Fax/Scanner and is labeled "line" or "line 1." Do not plug the DSL phone line into the jack that is labeled "EXT."

On the front of the All-in-One printer click on the button labeled "Fax." On the dial pad, enter the fax number that the document is going to be sent to. If the fax is going to be sent to a long distance number, be sure to include the area code.

Check the number on the screen of the All-in-One printer to make sure that the number is correct. If it is correct, click the "Start" button which is also located on the front of the All-in-One printer. If it is not correct, click on the "Clear" button and enter the correct number on the dial pad.

Once the document is scanned and the window on the front of the All-in-One printer is clear, lift the cover of the scanner and remove the document. Unplug the DSL phone line from the back of the scanner and place it back into the DSL jack on the back of the modem that is connected to the PC.

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About the Author

Mana Thompson has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008. She has also been published on AssociatedContent.com. Her main expertise is in music. She has been a professional recording & performing artist since 1997 and a vocal coach since 2002. Thompson attended Leeward Community College.