CloudFax – Digitizing documents from a local scanning device (home or office)

The steps below explain how to use a scanner to scan a document that is connected, typically via a USB port, directly to your UW-Madison issued computer. If your computer is not connected to UW-Madison’s network (ex. you are working from home), it is highly recommended that you connect through the VPN (WiscVPN - Overview) for a more secure connection.

The resulting digital document can be integrated with an Office 365 email account and faxed immediately, or the digital document can be saved in a file location.

Scan to Email

  1. Place your document on the scanner bed of your scanner
  2. Select the scan option
  3. Select the share option
  4. Select the Office 365 email account option
  5. Follow these remaining steps to fax your scanned document to the intended recipient (start with step 2)

Scan to File

  1. Place your document on the scanner bed of your scanner
  2. Select the scan option
  3. Select the save option
  4. Select a folder location to store the document
  5. Follow these remaining steps to fax your scanned document to the intended recipient
  6. If the document was stored in an unsecure folder location in step 4, delete the document

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