DaisyFAQ - Distributing E-Mails, Faxes and Letters

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The Distribution Dialog

How Do I Check the Faxes have been Delivered?
How Do I Distribute a Previous Message?
How Do I Distribute a Simple Message?

The Distribution Dialog

Distribute Dialog

All distribution is controlled from this dialog.

How Do I Check the Faxes have been Delivered?

FaxWise provides a program called Log Viewer, which checks on the status of all Faxes sent to the server.

Start the Log Viewer from the Start Program Menu.

Start Program Menu

The program shows all Faxes as a simple list.

How Do I Distribute a Previous Message?

If you want to Distribute a previous Message, open the Previous Messages database using the Review button and select the required Message.

Call the Distribute process from the Review dialog, allows the Current Message to be chosen as the Message Source..

Proceed as for the Simple Message.

How Do I Distribute a Simple Message?

Open the Phone Book to be used for distribution and then click the Distribute button. This will display the dialog, shown at the beginning of this section of the FAQ.

Select that a New Message is to be distributed and enter the subject and body of the Message.

Select the names of people, who will receive the message. Just click on everybody, who is to receive it, or you can use Select All to choose everyone.

Various methods of distribution are available. Here, By E-Mail, Fax or Letter has been chosen, which will use those methods in order, to perform a lowest-cost distribution.

The entered Message, will be E-Mailed for preference or Faxed. For any recipients, who do not have either E-Mail or Fax, a Letter will be generated.

When you are satisfied with all of the options, just click Distribute to perform the distribution.

A series of dialogs will be presented that control the distribution.

The first displays what will be distributed and allows the user to check that the distribution is correct.

Distribute Check

Note the two Format buttons, which can be used to check that the E-Mail and Fax Formats are correct.

You can distribute the document invidually to the recipients, by checking the two boxes. In most cases and certainly with anything other than Word documents, that are being merged, don't!

When you are happy, click Distribute.

AddressWise will then ask you to connect to the Internet, if you haven't already done so.

E-Mails are distributed first, after which the Faxes are sent using FaxWise, which causes the FaxWise driver screen will be shown.

FaxWise Control

Click Search Phone Book and then select all of the Names in the selected Phone Book.

Finally, click Send to send the Fax.

Whilst the document is being delivered the following message will be shown on the screen, normally in the bottom left.

Send in Action

Any Letters and the Print Summary, will now be printed.

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