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By tech ·
This should prove to be a challenge. We have a legacy DOS application running on an NT 4.0 server with Win 98 workstations. Before upgrading to a Windows envionrment we had a program that would capture printer output directed to LPT3 and send a fax. The program provided a way to send it the phone number to dial, the cover sheet to use and the message to be sent on the cover sheet and other documents. It no longer works under our new NT/Windows enviornment. We've established MS Fax on the NT server and all of the worstations can access it.
I'm looking for a way to capture print jobs from the DOS program and get them to FAX in the Windows enviornment. Better yet, a capture program that will allow me to tell it what phone numberto give the FAX sending program seperate from the actual FAX.
I could take the data from the DOS program and export in comma delimited format and then import into Word and create a VBA script to fill in the fax portion. This would take a lot of operator involve

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by ec364 In reply to Faxing from a DOS program ...

I got the same, exact problem. Coming off of Novell and going to NT, we have DOS application written in Dataflex that captures print jobs and send it to fax with appropriate cover page. We couldn't find any program out of the shelf. So, we wrote theprogram in Visual Basic and install the in-house developed application in an NT Workstation. That did it! Bottom line is, you got to develop one.

Enjoy!

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by tech In reply to Faxing from a DOS program ...

Thanks for the replay. I figured I would have to create something new.

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by CompZone9 In reply to Faxing from a DOS program ...

Windows 98 does NOT access your hardware directly like Win 95 does. DOS programs under 95 work, but most under 98 that communicate with your ports do not. You have to find a windows based program that does what you want (good luck) unless you can dual boot to 95 on one computer; then that DOS app will probably work.

Sorry, but Microsoft has made it clear, publicly, that they wanted DOS to die years ago and they stopped offering support for DOS related problems years ago. Like Answer 1 said, write your own, or spend a long time looking for one that is available (but probably never will be) so find what works the most I guess.

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by tech In reply to Faxing from a DOS program ...

Thanks for the help. I suspect I'll write my own.

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