The Book of Fax
An Impartial Guide to Buying and Using Facsimile Machines

Fishman, Daniel & King, Elliott
Publisher:  Ventana Press
Year Published:  1988  
Pages:  134pp   Price:  $12.95   ISBN:  ISBN 0-940087-22-7
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3777

Abstract:  "Do you have a fax?" is a question we are hearing more and more often. As fax machines come down in price they are increasingly becoming a means of communication that is accessible to non-profit organizations with fairly small budgets. If you or your group is trying to decide whether to get a fax, and if so which one to buy, this book is for you. The authors begin by comparing the uses, benefits and drawbacks of fax with those of other means of communication, such as mail, the phone, telex, couriers, and computer networks, and show you how to assess whether fax would be cost-effective for you. They explain the different fax features that you need to take into account if you are going to buy one. These include compatibility, resolution, paper, transmission time, as well as a range of more advanced features. They provide checklists for assessing the features and matching them to your needs and price range. The book also offers some excellent advice on how to manage a fax machine to make sure that it operates well, does what you want it to do, and doesn't unexpectedly cost you wads of money. A practical, straight-forward, easy to understand guide which any group wanting to buy a fax should probably consult before the purchase, and which groups that already have a fax could profitably consult to learn how to use it intelligently.

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