Mail Merge w/ Fax

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I've been checking around for a mail merge and faxing program and found that MS word can handle it all.. My only problem is when I goto Tools -> Letters & Mailings -> Mail Merge, faxes are not a part of it.. I am running WinXP Home with Fax Services installed, and I (think) I have re-installed the Document Image Writer Driver through the MS Office 2k3 setup disk.. I tried finding information on what exactly needed to be uninstalled and reinstalled to do that, I couldn't find any.. So I uninstalled the Faxes and Mail Merge functions and re-installed them.. Any help would be greatly appriciated :D
 

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Are you sure it's not available? Set up a quick mail merge, then hit MERGE. From there, you should have choices like:

new document
printer
electronic mail
fax

I've never done it, but most people are looking for "fax" or "email" as being the document type, and it's not.
 

tnik

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thanx for the reply Dreamboat :)

I tried that, and when the dialog box pops up with all the choices, "faxes" are greyed out..
 

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ok, if I install fax services from the add/remove programs section of XP (which I did), is that all I need, or would there be other fax software that would be needed? Or even, could it be a problem with running XP Home and not Pro?
 

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No clue, sorry. I don't do "fax" stuff. :(

At this point, I can move this question (and even re-title it) to the Windows forum, or you can ask there.
 

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I'll report for a move, no sense in repeating everything again.. thanx Dreamboat ;)
 

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Since you installed fax services, what is happening now?
 

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It is the same thing, I even uninstalled it and reinstalled it, and it still gives me 'faxes' greyed out... :/
 

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Per chance, when you hit the file, send to in Word, does fax recipient appear there?
 
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