07-28-2008 12:01 PM
08-06-2008 11:09 AM
Mail merge fax capability was only recently introduced to the program. According to the mail merge users guide:
Addendum: Faxing with Mail MergeFax support has been added "experimentally" to Mail Merge 9.7. In fact, faxing has been supported in our Sales Automation Manager since we first supported ACT! 2005. But until now, there has never been a way to do an interactive Start Merge with Mail Merge and have it send a fax.
Fax support right now is conditional on a positive beta test. We may improve it or rip it our in future versions, there is no promise either way. And we may only support it for ACT! 9 and later. Tested only with Word 2003.
Fax support currently only supports Microsoft Fax that is included with Windows XP. It is a conditional part of the Windows installation. You can add it to your system by going to the Control Panel, choosing "Add or Remove Programs" and then choosing Add/Remove Windows Components. Make sure Fax Services is installed.
I would suggest downloading the 30 day trial and seeing how well it works for you. I've used mail merge for several years now and am quite pleased with it. Ive never had the need for Fax capability, however, so you'll have to test that out on your own.