Using MSFax from MSWord changes my default Printer

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Reposting this because I wrote the "Subject" description incorrectly .

When I send a FAX with MSWord, it sets my default printer to FAX permanently.
I have to manually go into Control Panel and reset my default printer from
FAX back to my Epson printer. Here's what I do. After completing my fax I
select FILE, SEND TO, FAX RECIPIENT and in the drop down box where you select
"Which of the following is your fax program", I select FAX (default is my
printer). I complete the rest of the steps and send the FAX and the fax is
sent.
How do I keep MSWord from changing my default printer from Epson to Fax?
Thanks for the help.

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Post your Word version.
Post your Fax software.
Why aren't you just printing to the Fax printer?
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"Mack" <Mack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DC650C8D-3AE6-41DD-BB58-450F87C6AD56@microsoft.com...
> Reposting this because I wrote the "Subject" description incorrectly .
>
> When I send a FAX with MSWord, it sets my default printer to FAX
> permanently.
> I have to manually go into Control Panel and reset my default printer from
> FAX back to my Epson printer. Here's what I do. After completing my fax
> I
> select FILE, SEND TO, FAX RECIPIENT and in the drop down box where you
> select
> "Which of the following is your fax program", I select FAX (default is my
> printer). I complete the rest of the steps and send the FAX and the fax
> is
> sent.
> How do I keep MSWord from changing my default printer from Epson to Fax?
> Thanks for the help.
>
> --
> Mack
 

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Russ, I'm using MSWord 2002 and the fax program that comes with WinXP (SP2).
I should note that the MS Fax option is ghosted out as a choice. (Not sure
if that makes a difference or not) . I'm not sure what you mean about "Why
aren't you just printing to the Fax printer". Maybe I'm doing it wrong? I
thought the way I described it was the correct way but maybe I'm wrong.
Thanks for the help. Mac

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Post your Word version.
> Post your Fax software.
> Why aren't you just printing to the Fax printer?
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> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Mack" <Mack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DC650C8D-3AE6-41DD-BB58-450F87C6AD56@microsoft.com...
> > Reposting this because I wrote the "Subject" description incorrectly .
> >
> > When I send a FAX with MSWord, it sets my default printer to FAX
> > permanently.
> > I have to manually go into Control Panel and reset my default printer from
> > FAX back to my Epson printer. Here's what I do. After completing my fax
> > I
> > select FILE, SEND TO, FAX RECIPIENT and in the drop down box where you
> > select
> > "Which of the following is your fax program", I select FAX (default is my
> > printer). I complete the rest of the steps and send the FAX and the fax
> > is
> > sent.
> > How do I keep MSWord from changing my default printer from Epson to Fax?
> > Thanks for the help.
> >
> > --
> > Mack
>
>
>
 
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Word does not recognize Windows XP Fax. Use the Print command to Print to
Fax instead of the "Send to Fax Recipient" command.
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Russ Valentine
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"Mack" <Mack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CC5170D1-E87E-4E16-9740-0E303F20A2D2@microsoft.com...
> Russ, I'm using MSWord 2002 and the fax program that comes with WinXP
> (SP2).
> I should note that the MS Fax option is ghosted out as a choice. (Not
> sure
> if that makes a difference or not) . I'm not sure what you mean about
> "Why
> aren't you just printing to the Fax printer". Maybe I'm doing it wrong?
> I
> thought the way I described it was the correct way but maybe I'm wrong.
> Thanks for the help. Mac
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
>> Post your Word version.
>> Post your Fax software.
>> Why aren't you just printing to the Fax printer?
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Mack" <Mack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:DC650C8D-3AE6-41DD-BB58-450F87C6AD56@microsoft.com...
>> > Reposting this because I wrote the "Subject" description incorrectly .
>> >
>> > When I send a FAX with MSWord, it sets my default printer to FAX
>> > permanently.
>> > I have to manually go into Control Panel and reset my default printer
>> > from
>> > FAX back to my Epson printer. Here's what I do. After completing my
>> > fax
>> > I
>> > select FILE, SEND TO, FAX RECIPIENT and in the drop down box where you
>> > select
>> > "Which of the following is your fax program", I select FAX (default is
>> > my
>> > printer). I complete the rest of the steps and send the FAX and the
>> > fax
>> > is
>> > sent.
>> > How do I keep MSWord from changing my default printer from Epson to
>> > Fax?
>> > Thanks for the help.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Mack
>>
>>
>>