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Hi,

I search the archive but I cant find appropriate solution for me.

I want to send invoices via fax for multiple records (so the content of the fax message is depend on the data in the fields for each record).

How can I do that, is any additional application or plugin required. If it is yes, which one do you advise?

Thanks in advance.

osman cabi

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If you are using a mac, I'd suggest you write a FileMaker script which:

- finds the first fax

- export current records as a PDF called "fax.pdf"

- sets a variable called "$AppleScript" to:


"do shell script "lp -d Internal_Modem -o phone=" & faxNumber & " /Volumes/MacHD/FileMaker_database_folder/fax.pdf""



where 'faxNumber' is your fax number field



- does a 'perform applescript', which should be set to 'calculated Applescript', the calculation being simply



$AppleScript

ie the variable defined above.

- loops on to the next document to be faxed and repeats.

Hope this helps. For more on the actual faxing bit, which is a shell (terminal) command called by an AppleScript, see http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031128150928128

Best of luck

James

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Thaks for your response, but (unfortunately) I must do it on windows pc (WinXP)

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I tried

"do shell script "lp -d Internal_Modem -o phone=" & faxNumber & " /Volumes/MacHD/FileMaker_database_folder/fax.pdf""

using my Multifunction Printer's queue and the file simply printed, it did not fax. Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Peter

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