Setting up a modem for faxing in Mac OS X 10.4

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To make your internal Apple modem or external Apple USB modem available for faxing, just send a fax from any application.

You can follow these simple steps:

  1. If you're setting up an external Apple USB modem, make sure that it is directly connected to your Mac.
  2. Open any document.
  3. Choose Print from the File menu.
  4. Select "Fax PDF" from the PDF pop-up menu.
  5. Verify that the expected modem is selected in the Modem pop-up menu, such as "External Modem" for the Apple USB modem.

If you want to receive faxes, set up your Mac to receive faxes. The modem will answer calls (if the computer is turn on and awake) even if the modem does not appear in the Fax List.

If you are using a third-party modem, contact the manufacturer for assistance if these steps do not help.

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Published Date: Feb 19, 2012