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Can I fax "legal" size documents?

Larry G
posted this on July 6, 2011, 7:24 AM

Over 80% of what we send and receive by fax is "legal size" (8 1/2 x 14). Yes, I work for a law firm :) We had tried another Internet fax service a while back, but even though it would allow us to receive a legal-sized fax, it would always shrink it to fit on an 8 1/2 x 11 "letter" page. Sending legal documents as email attachments had the same effect (the receiver would get our legal-sized fax, but it would be shrunk to letter-size on the way. It goes without saying that this wasn't acceptable to us and so we've continued to use our trusty Canon laser fax instead. I'd love to have the on-line archiving and some of the other features I've read about on your site, but the bottom line is that we have to be able to send and receive legal-size faxes.



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Yes, FaxLogic supports legal size documents natively, for both receiving and sending. If a received page is identified as a legal page (approximately 14 inches in length), it will display, print, and forward that way. The same works for sending faxes, for both documents uploaded in the Advanced Web Client as well as documents attached to an email-to-fax message. This is true on a per-page basis. In other words, if a fax contains a mixture of letter and legal pages, each individual page will be handled and sized correctly.

Note that some receiving fax machines will automatically shrink a legal page to fit on a letter page, if the machine has only letter size paper available. Of course, you can do the same thing with most printers when printing legal documents to letter paper. But as long as you have legal size paper in your printer, FaxLogic will let you print legal faxes to legal paper.

July 6, 2011, 11:47 AM