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Inserting pauses in fax dialing number

Most of my faxes will be long distance and I use a long distance card (MCI). I need to insert pauses in the number to allow enough time for the 800 nunber to answer, then program the pin #, another pause, then the recipents's phone number. Can't find any reference to programming pauses in the Canon guide. Any suggestions?

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Here's how I do it.
I first enter in the card number then hit "Redial/Pause" three times then enter in the long distance number you are calling. Put your papers in the fax tray and hit start. Voila!

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Try a comma or multiple commas and test the delay.

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Verify that you are dialing the number correctly. You must dial all of the numbers required to make a phone call from the same line. This includes numbers that must be dialed to access an outside line or to access long distance services.

manually dial the number from the front panel of the fax.

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Sending Using a Long Distance Calling Code The telephone company or PBX system may use long distance calling codes on a phone line as a means to manage long distance calls. This service may extend to a fax phone line and for local phone calls as well. To use a calling code for faxing, enter a pause (or pauses, as necessary) in the dialing sequence to allow time for the phone system to distinguish between the phone number and the calling code. For example, if the calling code has to be entered after the phone number, press <Redial/Pause> after the long distance number and then enter the calling code.
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I dont know how we got disconnected but here is the instructions

Adjust the width of the document guides (1)
to fit the actual size of the document.
2 Insert the document (up to 10 pages) FACE
DOWN (2) until a single beep is heard and
the unit grasps the document.
L If the document guides are not adjusted
to fit the document, re-adjust them.
3 If necessary, press {A} or {B} repeatedly to
select the desired resolution.
5 Dial the fax number.
6 When a fax tone is heard:
Press {FAX/START}.
When the other party answers your call:
Ask them to press their start button. When
the fax tone is heard, press {FAX/START

To redial the last number
1. Press {REDIAL/PAUSE}.
2. Press {SET}.
L If the line is busy, the unit will automatically
redial the number up to 2 times.
L To cancel redialing, press {STOP}.
To send more than 10 pages at a time
Insert the first 10 pages of the document. Add
the other pages (up to 10 at a time) before the
last page feeds into the unit.
Pre-dialing a fax number
You can dial the fax number first before inserting
the document. This is convenient if you need to
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1. Enter the fax number.
2. Insert the document.
3. Press {FAX/START}.
Sending from memory (Quick scan feature)
You can scan the document into memory before
sending it. To use this feature, activate feature
#34 (page 62).
1. Insert the document.
2. Enter the fax number.
3. Press {FAX/START}.
L The document will be fed into the unit and
scanned into memory. The unit will then
transmit the data. If the document exceeds
the memory capacity, transmission will be
canceled and this feature will be turned OFF
automatically. You must transmit the entire
document manually.
L This feature cannot be used if {DIGITAL SPPHONE},
{TALK} or {SP-PHONE} is
To stop transmission
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Using a calling card for a long distance fax

It will surely help if you are using a calling card that has a pinless dialing feature where you don't need to dial your pin. I use calling card and it has that feature and sending a fax through regular fax machine is easier than having to dial your pin midpoint.

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