Send a fax manually from a phone
Sending a fax manually allows you to make a phone call and talk with the recipient before
you send the fax. This is useful if you want to inform the recipient that you are going to
send them a fax before sending it. When you send a fax manually, you can hear the dial
tones, telephone prompts, or other sounds through the handset on your telephone. This
makes it easy for you to use a calling card to send your fax.
Depending on how the recipient has their fax machine set up, the recipient might answer
the phone, or the fax machine might take the call. If a person answers the phone, you
can speak with the recipient before sending the fax. If a fax machine answers the call,
you can send the fax directly to the fax machine when you hear the fax tones from the
receiving fax machine.
To send a fax manually from an extension phone
1. Load your originals. If you are copying a borderless original, load the original on the
scanner glass, not the ADF. For additional information, see
Load an original on the
2. Press the left arrow or right arrow to select Fax B&W or Fax Color , and then
3. Dial the number by using the keypad on the phone that is connected to the device.
NOTE: Do not use the keypad on the control panel of the device when manually
sending a fax. You must use the keypad on your phone to dial the recipient's
TIP: To switch between Fax B&W or Fax Color , press the Back button.
4. If the recipient answers the telephone, you can engage in a conversation before
sending your fax.
NOTE: If a fax machine answers the call, you will hear fax tones from the
receiving fax machine. Proceed to the next step to transmit the fax.
5. When you are ready to send the fax, press Start.
NOTE: If prompted, select Send Fax.
If you were speaking with the recipient before sending the fax, inform the recipient
that they should press Start on their fax machine after they hear fax tones.
The telephone line is silent while the fax is transmitting. At this point, you can hang
up the telephone. If you want to continue speaking with the recipient, remain on the
line until the fax transmission is complete.