Creating a New Fax to Contact
This form demonstrates how to use a custom action in VBScript to
create a fax from an existing Microsoft Outlook contact. (Outlook
does not include a New Fax to Contact function.) While it has a few
mildly useful features, there unfortunately seems to be no way to
invoke the Compose New Fax wizard and enter data in it
programmatically. This means that the form has to create the fax as
an e-mail message, which has some significant limitations.
This form works by adding a new custom action on the (Actions)
tab with corresponding code for the Item_CustomAction() function.
The description of sending faxes in this article
pertains to the Microsoft Fax service, which was
available for early versions of Outlook. Other fax
components may work differently.
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