Paperless faxing - prices dropping?


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Paul

Andy said:
Surround it with _underscores_ instead of *asterisks*, you won't see it
as you compose the message, but many newsreaders will show it when
displaying the message. You can also use /slashes/ for italic.
Put an underscore on either side of the word, like this _myunderlinedword .
You need one right after the "d" as well (which I can't put there right now
for obvious reasons).

Once the newsreader sees the underline character on either side of the word,
it not only underlines the word, it also thoughtlessly, leaves the underscore
characters to either side, to spoil the effect.

You can also look at Andy's post on an archive, to see how the effect is done.

http://al.howardknight.net/[email protected]>

Paul
 
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BillW50

Surround it with _underscores_ instead of *asterisks*, you won't see
it as you compose the message, but many newsreaders will show it when
displaying the message. You can also use /slashes/ for italic.
I don't have a clue what you did Andy? Did you purposely made it not to
appear converted? If so how did you do that? As most always it does for
me. Although I am currently running Windows 2000 OE6 with OE-QuoteFix
and I am not sure if that normally works or not since I don't use
Windows 2000 often enough.

P.S. I just saw Paul's quoting of your message and it translates
perfectly. Weird.

P.P.S I viewed your original post again and it was perfect. I dunno what
happened.

Bill
Asus EeePC 701 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
Windows 2000 SP5 - OE6 - OE-QuoteFix v1.19.2
 
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Andy Burns

Paul said:
You can also look at Andy's post on an archive, to see how the effect is done.
Just type ctrl-U in thunderbird to view message source.
 
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Andy Burns

BillW50 said:
I don't have a clue what you did Andy? Did you purposely made it not to
appear converted?
I didn't do anything to either force or prevent the effects, the
bold/underline/italic isn't guaranteed, it depends on which newsreader
is displaying it, maybe for some newsreaders it depends on the text
encoding type too, the fallback position is that the person viewing it
understands the convention and imagines them for themselves ...

Does me quoting my own message also fix it for you?
 
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BillW50

In Andy Burns typed:
I didn't do anything to either force or prevent the effects, the
bold/underline/italic isn't guaranteed, it depends on which newsreader
is displaying it, maybe for some newsreaders it depends on the text
encoding type too, the fallback position is that the person viewing it
understands the convention and imagines them for themselves ...

Does me quoting my own message also fix it for you?
After I looked at your original post again, everything translates
perfectly. Paul's quote and yours too. I almost never use OE without
QuoteFix. And I don't believe OE alone translates bold, underline, or
italics, but QuoteFix does (plus emoticons). I checked later and your
post did translate 100% like the quoting did. I dunno, like one post out
of a year OE-QuoteFix fails to do anything. I now think this is one of
the cases. ;-)
 
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choro

Surround it with _underscores_ instead of *asterisks*, you won't see it
as you compose the message, but many newsreaders will show it when
displaying the message. You can also use /slashes/ for italic.
Brilliant. Thanx!

Testing now...
_Magic!_ (underscores)
/Magic/ (slashes)
_/Magic/_ (underscores & slashes)
/_Magic_/ (slashes & underscores)

-- choro
 
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choro

Brilliant. Thanx!

Testing now...
_Magic!_ (underscores)
/Magic/ (slashes)
_/Magic/_ (underscores & slashes)
/_Magic_/ (slashes & underscores)
Re-testing...
_Magic_! (with the ! outside the underscore)
_Magic_ ! (as above but with space before exclamation mark after 2nd
underscore)

Observation...
For Slashes=Italics to work _in conjunction with underlining_ (i.e. with
Underscores), Slash has got to precede Underscore at the beginning of
the word. (But _Reverse order_ at the end of the word, of course!)
-- choro
 
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Laszlo Lebrun

Junk faxes can be most annoying, and there's no way to sweep them into
the "junk" folder.
Why not? My junk folder for faxes is a can, that is emptied daily by the
office cleaners. Works perfectly.
 
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Laszlo Lebrun

Bottom line, fax should be a historical footnote by now, but a few
segments of the economy stubbornly hang onto it, such as the financial
segment, the legal segment, and certain parts of the government
segment.
and it is still a comfortable way to forward hand drawn sketches...
 
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James Silverton

No more comfortable, in my opinion, than scanning and e-mailing.
There is a button on my HP Scanjet G4050 that produces a window with
many options, one of which is "Picture to E-mail"
 
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Ken Blake

There is a button on my HP Scanjet G4050 that produces a window with
many options, one of which is "Picture to E-mail"


My scanner is a Canon, and it too has an E-mail button. But to tell
the truth, I hardly ever use any of its buttons. I use the software
that comes with it, Canoscan, and that program has a icon to do the
same thing.
 
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James Silverton

My scanner is a Canon, and it too has an E-mail button. But to tell
the truth, I hardly ever use any of its buttons. I use the software
that comes with it, Canoscan, and that program has a icon to do the
same thing.
Yes, it's a common enough facility on scanners and software. If proof of
authenticity is required, we do need a greater use of digital signatures
and I haven't seen much medical and legal use of such things.
 
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Peter Jason

Why not? My junk folder for faxes is a can, that is emptied daily by the
office cleaners. Works perfectly.
Aren't you enraged by the waste of paper?
 
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- Bobb -

Peter Jason said:
Aren't you enraged by the waste of paper?
Friends with businesses that have them aren't bothered by the loss of paper
but the ink. Some days when he came in they'd be 30-40 junk faxes. so in a
week 200 pages of ink printing 'ads' that went into the bucket.

BTW I was watching the movie 'Bullitt' this weekend and the telecopier
caught my eye. The police were waiting for the incoming "fax" ( when Steve
McQueen was having Chicago send them a picture of the bad guy). The machine
operator put the phone in the machine's cradle, opened the machine, inserted
the paper and they watched the info print as the paper slowly slid out of
the tube. Then he hung up the phone. Circa 1968.
 
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charlie

Friends with businesses that have them aren't bothered by the loss of paper
but the ink. Some days when he came in they'd be 30-40 junk faxes. so in a
week 200 pages of ink printing 'ads' that went into the bucket.

BTW I was watching the movie 'Bullitt' this weekend and the telecopier
caught my eye. The police were waiting for the incoming "fax" ( when Steve
McQueen was having Chicago send them a picture of the bad guy). The machine
operator put the phone in the machine's cradle, opened the machine, inserted
the paper and they watched the info print as the paper slowly slid out of
the tube. Then he hung up the phone. Circa 1968.
The early "fax" machines I remember had a spinning drum. The paper was
clipped to the drum and the drum started spinning after the cover was
closed. A "simple" optical scanner was used for send, and a thermal or
"spark" head was used for receive.Thermal paper was more common, but the
spark burnt a tiny hole in the paper. Most of the spark paper had a
metal layer of some type, so that the drum surface did not get etched.

The first use I remember seeing was at the weather bureau, for weather
maps in the early 60's. The machines had been around for some time.
 

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