Windows Fax and Scan
|Component of Microsoft Windows|
|Introduced in||Windows Vista|
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Windows Fax and Scan is a faxing and scanning program that was introduced in Windows Vista to replace the Fax Console included with Windows XP. It also replaces the fax viewing functionality of Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
It supports sending and receiving faxes and faxing documents on computers connected to a fax modem or emailing scanned documents and forwarding faxes as email attachments. The UI layout of Windows Fax and Scan is identical to the Vista version of Windows Mail.
Faxing[edit | edit source]
The Fax View includes a fax account model, improved composition features, the ability to save faxes in composition as drafts, and a preview pane. Users can also right click on a file and send it as a fax. To send and receive faxes, users can create either a local fax modem account to use a locally attached fax-capable modem or a shared fax server account to use a network fax server. Windows Fax and Scan is not an internet fax program and must be used with an analog phone line.
Scanning[edit | edit source]
The Scan View allows users to manage scanned documents. It allows the creation, renaming and moving of folders from a single view. The preview pane shows scanned documents and users can create profiles for particular scanners and save them for future scanning, and can directly route the scanned documents to their mailboxes after configuring the mail settings. The Fax from Scanner feature allows directly faxing the document from the scanner.