Snappy Fax Lite Help
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Once you click the 'Start Import' button the import process will start and cannot be
interrupted. If your fax data files are very large please budge sufficient time to allow
the import to complete.
Note that when you first run snappy fax version 5, it will import the default cover
page template to the new version 5 format as well as settings and other registry
entries from your prior version, these items are not imported here and are only
imported on the first run of snappy fax version 5.
Your prior version data files are not disturbed in anyway, they are copied to a work
folder and then upgraded to the new database engine format and imported into the
new database. Snappy fax version 5 databases are not compatible with prior
versions of snappy fax so a conversion process is necessary to make your prior
version data useable in snappy fax version 5.
If you are using the fax server software and have snappy fax configured as a client
to the fax server, you should complete any status updates or imports from the server
before importing the data into version 5.
Using the Cover Page Designer
You access the cover page designer by clicking the 'Cover Sheet Designer' button on the Tools &
Accounts ribbon tab.
A cover page template is just that, a template. The template contains objects that represent things
that will need to be populated onto the cover page at fax time but the value of which cannot be know
at the time the cover page template is created. For example, the fax recipient's name. Obviously,
you will want to use the same template over and over regardless of who you will be sending the fax
to. The fax recipient object will be automatically populated with the recipient's name when the cover
page is created. The same is true for other objects like the fax date and time, number of pages in the
Some sample cover page templates are supplied with snappy fax, you can use these as a starting
point for designing your custom template or you can use them as is.
You can use the image tool to place a graphic of your company logo on the template. The graphic
must be either a .bmp. Do not use color or grayscale graphics, if your logo graphic is not black and
white, use an image editing tool to convert the image to black and white before placing on the
template. Remember that faxes sent by Snappy Fax are black and white so observe these rules for
your logo for best rendering results when the cover page is created.