How to Send a Fax. A fax machine offers users an efficient method for sending information. You can transmit a fax to a sender in the time it takes to complete a phone call. All you need is a machine, paper and access to a telephone line.
Things You'll Need
- Fax machine
- Telephone connection
Sending a Fax
Turn the power switch on your fax machine to the "On" position.
Load the document into the document feeder. This is usually located on the top of the machine. Check that the paper is oriented correctly.
Select the proper settings. Depending on the machine's requirements, you may have to enter such variables as document size, color or black-and-white and stock type.
Type the recipient's fax number beginning with the area code. When dialing a long-distance number, you may have to use "1" before the number.
Press the "Enter" or "Begin Fax" button to begin sending.
Feeding of the document will begin automatically after the connection with the recipient's fax machine has been established.
Wait for the confirmation sheet to be printed. This provides proof that your fax has been sent and received.