Microsoft KB Archive/246769

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Article ID: 246769

Article Last Modified on 12/21/2004


  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q246769


When you use the Fax Wizard in Microsoft Word 2000, Microsoft Fax is unavailable (dimmed).

NOTE: To start the Fax Wizard, click New on the File menu. On the Letters & Faxes tab, click to select Fax Wizard, and click OK.


This is a design limitation of the Fax Wizard in Microsoft Word 2000.


To work around this problem, do the following. In the Fax Software dialog box of the Fax Wizard, click to select A different fax program which is installed on this system. Then do one of the following:

  • Change the Which of the following is your fax program box to Microsoft Fax.


  • Click Other. In the Print Setup dialog box, click to select Microsoft Fax, click Set as Default Printer, and then click Close.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

235713 How to Reinstall Microsoft Fax and Windows Messaging

187549 Microsoft Fax Does Not Appear in Add/Remove Programs

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