Send a fax manually from a phone
You can initiate a fax call from a telephone on the same phone line as your HP All-in-
One if you are more comfortable using the keypad on your phone, rather than using
the keypad on the control panel of your HP All-in-One. This method of sending a fax is
called manually sending a fax. When you send a fax manually, you can hear the dial
tones, telephone prompts, or other sounds through the handset on your telephone.
This makes it easy for you to use a calling card to send your fax.
Depending on how the recipient has their fax machine set up, the recipient might
answer the phone, or the fax machine might take the call. If a person answers the
phone, you can speak with the recipient before sending the fax. If a fax machine
answers the call, you can send the fax directly to the fax machine when you hear the
fax tones from the receiving fax machine.
To send a fax manually from a phone
Load your originals, with the print side up, into the document feeder tray.
This feature is not supported if you load your originals on the glass.
You must load your originals in the document feeder tray.
Dial the number by using the keypad on the phone that is connected to your
Do not use the keypad on the control panel of the HP All-in-One
when manually sending a fax. You must use the keypad on your phone to
dial the recipient's number.
If the recipient answers the telephone, you can engage in a conversation before
sending your fax.
If a fax machine answers the call, you will hear fax tones from the
receiving fax machine. Proceed to the next step to transmit the fax.
Once you are ready to send the fax, press
on the control panel of your HP All-
When prompted, press
, and then press
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If you were speaking with the recipient before sending the fax,
inform the recipient that they should press Start on their fax machine after
they hear fax tones.
The telephone line is silent while the fax is transmitting. At this point, you can
hang up the telephone. If you want to continue speaking with the recipient,
remain on the line until the fax transmission is complete.