How to Fax a Word Document From a Computer. In today's world of multitasking and electronic devices, you have options for moving information that were unimaginable just a few years ago. One of these options is the ability to fax information from your computer without having to use a fax machine. Here are some steps on how to fax a Word document from a computer.
Create and save a Word document. You'll need a saved file on your computer before you're able to fax it.
In Microsoft Word, you can use the Fax Wizard to fax your Word document if you have Word 2003 and an Internet connection capable of doing so.
Click "File," then "Send To," then "Fax Recipient." This should open up a Fax Wizard window separate from the window of the document.
Follow the onscreen instructions of the Fax Wizard. If your computer is not capable of sending faxes, the Wizard will indicate this.
Enter the file, recipients' names and numbers and information from your coversheet. Click "Finish" at the bottom of the window.
If your computer is for some reason not capable of using the Microsoft Fax Wizard, you'll need to download a different Internet fax program from the Web.
If downloading a program to use other than the Microsoft Fax Wizard, make sure you read the system requirements for that program carefully before buying, downloading or attempting to use it.