How to Send a Fax in Ubuntu

By Jay Darrington

While email has become the de facto method for sending documents from one person to another, there are still times when the only way to get a document to someone is to fax it to them. Complicating things are the fact that you may only have a computerized version of the document on Ubuntu. Fortunately, Ubuntu can be set up to print documents to a fax modem, which then sends it to a fax machine.

Step 1

Click the "Applications" menu, then click "Add/Remove."

Step 2

Click the "efax-gtk" package to install it to your PC.

Step 3

Open the document you want to fax and use its "Print" command.

Step 4

Select the Fax icon in the list of printers.

Follow the prompts that appear, such as entering the recipient's number and the cover page, to send your fax.