HP Officejet 4500 - Send a basic fax

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Send a basic fax

You can easily send a single- or multiple-page black-and-white or color fax by using the
device control panel.

NOTE: If you need printed confirmation that your faxes were successfully sent,
enable fax confirmation before sending any faxes.



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TIP: You can also send a fax manually from a phone or by using monitor dialing.
These features allow you to control the pace of your dialing. They are also useful
when you want to use a calling card to charge the call and you have to respond to
tone prompts while dialing.

To send a basic fax from the device control panel
Load your originals. If you are faxing a borderless original, load the original on the

scanner glass, not the ADF. For additional information, see

Load an original on the

scanner glass


2. Press the left arrow or right arrow to select Fax B&W or Fax Color , and then

press OK.

3. Enter the fax number by using the keypad.

TIP: To add a pause in the fax number you are entering, press the * button
repeatedly, until a dash (-) appears on the display.

4. Press Start.

If the device detects an original loaded in the automatic document feeder, it
sends the document to the number you entered.

TIP: If the recipient reports issues with the quality of the fax you sent, you can
try changing the resolution or contrast of your fax.