Sending A Fax With Variables


#1

Hello,

I am hoping to build a context where I collect some variables (done), write these variables to a text file (done) and then send the text file contents to a physical fax machine for an end user to consume (via received paper fax).

I know I can use the faxsend dialplan command to actually send the fax, but how do I get the document “fax ready” (from .txt to .tiff?)?

Does anyone have any pointers or ideas on how this might be accomplished?


#2

Typically use ghostcript.

http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/AFPL/8.00/Devices.htm#TIFF

Use with almost any word processor or http://www.polarhome.com/service/man/?qf=TEXT2PS&tf=2&of=IRIX&sf=1