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That must have been it. Thx!

The fax mail merge feature works great using version 10.03 from Word XP on Windows XP.

There’s one caveat, however. I was getting inconsistent results. From time to time, nothing would happen. However, if I start WinFax manually (by opening the Message Manager, for example) and wait for the little icon in the system tray to show up, Word’s fax mail merge works 100% of the time.

Go figure, but it works.

I’m also getting 100% success rate merging Access data FROM Access VB code, assembling Word documents via COM/Automation, and printing to the WinFax driver. Similarly, I was having inconsistent results until I started manually starting WinFax first.

At first, when printing from Word to the WinFax driver (via Word Automation objects, not from the UI), the document would appear in the print spooler, then disappear w/out a trace. I managed to stumble upon a solution. Before setting Word’s active printer to the Winfax printer, I had to run the following line of code:

wordDoc.Compatibility(wdUsePrinterMetrics) = True

…where the variable wordDoc is of type Word.Document. After setting that property, the document left the spooler AND went into Winfax like it was supposed to.