Fax & Email
This applet makes it quick and easy for you to send a fax or Email letter to anyone whose name & address you have on file.
Use your favourite browser-accessible editor to write the text of your fax. You might also want to cut and paste diagrams into it produced by another application. Write only what you actually want to say (no 'To: ... ', 'From: ... ', 'Subject: ... ' or 'Date: ... ' etc.). Save it under a convenient file name. Find the person's name & address. His electronic communications data appear on the applet panel above. Using the fields to the left of the panel, find the folder containing your fax file. Click the file's name in the Files window. Click the Fax button. The addressee's fax number is then dialled and the fax is sent. The addressee's diary and profile are updated automatically with the fact that this particular fax file was sent on today's date at this time of day. To send the text by Email, click the Email button instead.
The above applet also allows you to access the person's Web site. Just click the Web button. This causes the applet to pass the Web address to the your browser and the browser then takes over. If the addressee's Web site has a built-in Email facility, you may prefer to send your message to him this way.
The above box is simply an image. When implemented as an applet, the operation of each button is displayed on the browser's status bar when the mouse pointer is over the button concerned.
© July 1998 Robert John Morton