How to Send a Fax in Ubuntu

By Jay Darrington

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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.

Step 5

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