Interpage OutFax Client Instructions and DOS Command Help
05/31/2003: This page will detail how to use the Intrepage OutFax(sm) Client.  Setup: 1. Run (double click) on the downloaded file IPOSetup.exe. The auto installer will add required software and configure your Windows environment in Word to place the OutFax client invocation in the "File" menu. 2. Run the Interpage OutFax Client by double clicking the icon which was created on your desktop from Step 1. 3. Go to SETUP and then ACCOUNT SETTINGS and enter your Interpage usereid (account name) and password. The userid and password are assigned to you upon account set up in the "Welcome" e-mail which was sent to you upon activation.  Operation within Word: 1. From within MS Word, create or edit a file. 2. Save the file (use "save" under the "File" menu). 3. Select "Interpage OutFax" from the "File" menu. 4. Enter the destination telephone number on the upper RIGHT text-entry box which is labeled "To add recipients..." 5. The number should be a 10 digit US/Canada/809 number or an international number beginning with 011. 6. Click the "Add" button (multiple numbers may be added by repeating steps 5 and 6) 7. Add comments/names for the cover page (if used) 8. Select optional font stregnth and fax resolution (optional) 9. Click "Send"  Operation from the desktop: 1. Double-click on the Interpage OutFax icon. 2. Enter the filename of the file you wish to fax, or select "Browse" and review the available files in your various directories. 3. Enter the destination telephone number on the upper RIGHT text-entry box which is labeled "To add recipients..." 4. The number should be a 10 digit US/Canada/809 number or an international number beginning with 011. 5. Click the "Add" button (multiple numbers may be added by repeating steps 5 and 6) 6. Add comments/names for the cover page (if used) 7. Select optional font stregnth and fax resolution (optional) 8. Click "Send"  DOS Commands The Interpage OutFax(sm) Client may also be invoked via commands from the DOS command line without invoking the client from Windows, the Desktop, or from within programs like Microsoft Word or Adobe. To use the Client from the DOS prompt, open a DOS window from any Windows OS mode, or boot directly to DOS. The following commands may be invoked from the command line (usually indicated by a C:\ if your hard drive where the client is located is labled as Drive C): WARNING: KNOWN BUGS: The very last option you supply MUST be followed by a value, even if is ignored. For example: pcclient -fax 2125551212 -file "C:\somedoc.doc" -nocover IGNORED ...will work, but... pcclient -fax 2125551212 -file "C:\somedoc.doc" -nocover IGNORED ...won't (will likely result in a crash). However, if your option takes no value, and it isn't last in the command line, the client should properly accept the DOS commands. For example: pcclient -fax 2125551212 -nocover -file "C:\somedoc.doc" ...should not result in an error although standard form is to place all commands BEFORE the destination number(s). SYNTAX: pcclient [option] [value] [option] [value] ... <-silent ON> [-option] [value] list: OPTIONS: -fax #<,#,...> Value is the fax number to send the document to. You can specify multiple fax phone numbers, separated by commas. EXAMPLE: pcclient -fax 2125551212 EXAMPLE: pcclient -fax 2125551212,2125551213 -file
Value is the complete path to the file to be faxed EXAMPLE: pcclient -fax 2125551212 -file "C:\Some MS Word Document.doc" -nocover Takes no value. This suppresses the cover page. -re "aaabbbccc" Populates the Optional Comment for Cover Page field. Note that this value is ignored if -nocover is specified. Note that this value is ignored if -nocover is specified. -attn "aaabbbccc" Populates the Optional Send Fax To for Cover Page field. Note that this value is ignored if -nocover is specified. -from "aaabbbccc" Populates the Optional Send Fax From field in the Cover Page. Note that this value is ignored if -nocover is specified. -lowres This sets the fax to low resolution mode. -highres This sets the fax to high resolution mode. -boldfont This sets the font to bold fonts. -normalfont This sets the font to normal fonts. -silent This takes no value, but see WARNING above. This suppresses the clients configuration dialog box. You must supply a complete commandline so that the fax can be sent in order for this to do anything.  DOS Command User Notes: The exe is called PCClient.exe. It is standalone, it does not require the presence of any other files or directories, however there are other files and DLLs installed to integrate Interpage Outfax client with the PC it is installed on, such as shell extensions when you right click on files, or integration with Microsoft Office products. You can run the exe to see the dialog box popup, or you can supress the user interface if you want to use the client in batch files. If you run the client from the command line, you can populate some of the fields in the dialog box with command line switches. If you want the client to fax your document without showing the user interface, you can add "-silent ON" to the end of the command line. Each argument begins with a '-' character and is followed by a parameter. You can insert options in any order. Values that contain spaces must be surrounded by '"' characters (quotes).