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Old 03-22-2010, 05:07 PM
JDCarb JDCarb is offline Windows 7 Office 2007
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Hi all, new to Win7 and Office '07, and the site, and need a bit of help!



Is it possble to fax multiple recipients, instead of e-mailing them, from Word using mail merge?

After finishing the merge to print I select the fax driver and have an option to import but the drop down box shows no option for Outlook, only Outlook Express. I can create a .csv from Outlook and use that, but that's not what I bought Office HS and Outlook for...

Do I need a third party fax application for this?
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:35 PM
JDCarb JDCarb is offline Windows 7 Office 2007
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I can add I've read the outlook "Create and distribute merged faxes" help for 2003 and it's described there, but for me the merge to fax function is missing.

I have only "Finish & Merge" ->Print Documents ->(merge to printer) ->Print, from where I select fax driver ->new fax and the "to" field is empty. Contacts ->import contacts is limited to wab, csv, vcf, ldif.

So, no merge to fax with Office '07 and Outlook as there was with '03?
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BrazzellMarketing BrazzellMarketing is offline Windows XP Office 2007
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I think you need a third-part fax application and a phone line to your computer.

Be wary of the anti-fax laws for marketing pieces. If you fax someone without an existing business relationship or explicit permission, it's a $500 fine per fax. The tricky thing is that the lawyer going after you gets to keep the fine, not the government. That puts some real teeth in the enforcement!

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Old 04-02-2010, 04:10 PM
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That puts some real teeth in the enforcement!
That might be a good thing!
No worries, I'm not a spammer.
Also Linux has it covered, although the ability to import .pst is not built in it can be done.

If anyone else is looking for an answer search for libpst, a Debian based Linux would be the most straightforward.

Once I'm all done I may post back more info.
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